[plt-scheme] why should black holes be exceptions, rather than divergence?

From: Keiko Nakata (keiko at kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Date: Mon May 31 09:59:15 EDT 2010

> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Keiko Nakata
> <keiko at kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> > From: Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
> >
> >> Errors seem to always be preferable to divergence to me.
> >
> > Personally I agree.
> > But I think this is a strong commitment,
> > since I can catch errors but I cannot catch divergence!
> I think you're suggesting that the inability to catch divergence can,
> in some contexts, be a good thing? Is that right?

Just that I do not have a definite clue to argue for my preference.  

When I talk about Scheme's behavior to theorists, 
they tend to be a bit surprised. 

It is not that they dislike it, but they often said to me that they have never 
thought of it this way. 


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