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Re: [Scheme-reports] Can records be written and read?
Andre van Tonder scripsit:
> It is not clear to me whether they can from the report.
The report doesn't specify any way of doing it. Of course
implementations can add one.
I thought about the issue a lot before the WG started, especially
reading. I didn't want to propose CL's #s notation, because that works
only if all slots are public. (Java serialization format allows private
slots to be set in ways that can break object invariants, which is a Bad
Something like SRFI 10 suffers from phasing issues, because
define-reader-ctor would have to be executed in a phase preceding the
reading of the source code. I was bound and determined (and the WG has
so far agreed with me) not to introduce phasing issues into WG1 Scheme.
After kicking the idea around a lot, I gave up. Nobody else filed a
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that is not wittily expressed. John Cowan
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