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agenda for the June 25 R5RS meeting: Proposed Objection
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 92 11:57:52 PDT
From: email@example.com (Ken Dickey)
[This is an OO proposal--sorry about the pun 8^]
This is an 11th hour attempt to try to push "object-oriented
programming extensions" from category 3 to category 2. My concern is
the "language losering problem"--loser languages winning because they
have what is selling now, while a winning language loses because it
I am hopeful that the following proposal is simple enough to gain
concensus for R^5 (well, probably R^6 but I would like it in R^5!!!).
In any case I think we may have a lively discussion!
I believe that the adding of a OOP system of ths form to Scheme is a
bad idea. To me it is yet one more step toward the CommonLisp-ization
of Scheme. It is one more added feature that does nota appear to be
implementable in terms of a simple set of core Scheme primitves. Ode
for the days when one reasonably intelligent individual could
implement a reasonably efficient and complete scheme in man weeks or
months, not man years.