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Re: [Scheme-reports] r7rs-draft-6: identifiers looking as numbers

On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 11:36:08PM -0400, Daniel Villeneuve wrote:
> We also have added a syntax for reading dates as first-class objects 
> (such as 2012-05-09), because we manipulate dates and times nearly 
> everywhere.

Hi, Daniel!

This sounds very interesting.  Is this date/time-manipulation code
publically available?

I think a comfortable, complete date/time-manipulation is one thing that
Scheme is sorely lacking.  We have SRFI-19, but it is a bit unwieldy and
not very complete. (how, for example, do you convert a given time in a
zone to another zone?  How do you go back a month? etc)

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