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Re: Scheme pre-R6RS Workshop at ICFP - Call for Participation
From: Kent Pitman <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 98 12:51:32 EDT
What really rubbed me wrong was the notion that "proposals were being
accepted at the meeting".
Where is this from? This phrase doesn't appear in the announcement
sent here or in the web page. What the mailing sent here did say
Richard Kelsey is organizing the workshop, and he is now accepting
strawman proposals for R6RS additions and ammendments.
and I agree this wording is unfortunate; I didn't write it. I would
have prefered something like:
and he is now accepting strawman proposals for Scheme additions
and ammendments for discussion at the meeting.
You are the editor of the spec; along with
that comes certain responsibilities, and one is to recognize that when
your name is juxtaposed with a call for proposals, you cannot assume
it will be neutrally interpreted as "something people can do
I am someone who edited R5RS because no one else did so. Now I am
organizing a meeting to discuss possibilities for R6RS for much the
same reason. Would you prefer no meeting to one organized by me?