[plt-scheme] keywords (a backward-incompatible change)

From: David T. Pierson (dtp at mindstory.com)
Date: Sat Oct 1 23:52:17 EDT 2005

On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 06:46:29AM -0600, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> For now, we've settled on colon-prefixed keywords --- which means that
> a symbol or identifier can't start with an unquoted colon:

Why change the syntax like this?  Can't you use a #: prefix instead?
(Or something else if that is already in use.)

FWIW, I don't find syntax-supported keyword arguments very compelling
even with a syntax that doesn't break existing code.


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