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readers & tokenizers
> For things like this (the category also includes multiple values #1,
> hash tables, Chris's string-manipulation primitives, and other things I
> have mentioned before), we are really in the business of standardizing
> on interfaces to libraries of things that can be written portably but
> are often better not. We're not talking changes to the language, we're
> talking making life easier for those who use these features and people
> who read their code.
Perhaps we should discuss a more formal way to share libraries of
useful code (a "yellow pages"). Then we could concentrate our
standardization efforts on the library interface (modules and
environments again!) and other true language features.