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Re: [Scheme-reports] ANN: first draft of R7RS small language available

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli@x> wrote:
> [Yes, the above is pure flamebait.  Usually I wouldn't have posted it,
> but seeing an official dismissal of prior work as argument from
> authority is nonsensical when that prior work is the prior standard
> effort.  A language with a series of standards where each dismisses
> prior standards as "argument from authority" is a language that
> deserves to die.]

It seems a number of people misunderstood me, so let me just
clarify.  The "authority" in question was not R6RS - I had already
thanked Andre for pointing out the work R6RS had done on the
subject.  Rather I was making a specific reference to:


In response to something I wrote, a claim of expertise was made
along with the implication that no one in the WG had such expertise.
By itself that's semantically null and I would ignore it, but because
it was used to imply that what I wrote was wrong, without any
justification to back it, it fell into that particular fallacious argument,
and I called it as such.


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