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2011-06-21 01:49:47

Here's my counterproposal to ModuleFactoringShinn, with rationales:

Not part of the proposal

Alex says that depending on discussion, he would consider moving the following out of the core:

The first three are IMO important parts of Scheme and cheap to provide directly on all reasonable systems. There is no reason why all Schemes can't support them, which I consider the most important factor in moving things to modules. It doesn't make sense for all Schemes to provide inexact arithmetic (which is mostly about having floating-point instructions available) or files, so they belong in modules.

I am no fan of mutable strings, but reluctantly I conclude that programs depend on them and we can't get rid of them, so all Schemes might as well provide them. Hence no module.