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Voting on the Tangerine Edition of R7RS-large begins!

From: John Cowan
Subject: Voting on the Tangerine Edition of R7RS-large begins!
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 12:21:33 -0500

Apologies to those who receive multiple copies of this posting.

There are two ballots to vote on this time, the Tangerine Edition ballot,
which decides what goes into R7RS-large, and the Orange Edition straw poll,
which helps to decide what will go on the ballot for the future Orange
Edition.  Voting on both is open until the end of January.  Please vote!

Links to the ballots, which are Google Forms, will be sent to
scheme-reports-wg2 ONLY.  However, you can also reach the forms at
at <>
(Tangerine) and <>
(Orange).  You don't need a Google account.  Let me know if anything goes

Here are the detailed instructions for the Tangerine Edition ballot:

This is a ballot to decide which SRFIs are to be included in the Tangerine
(data structures and numerics) Edition of R7RS-large.  This is the second
of about 8 editions, so only certain topics are being voted on now.   If
you are seeing this ballot, you are a member of Working Group 2 provided
you actually vote.  However, if you have not voted on a Scheme ballot or
ratification before, please send an email to
address@hidden giving your name and a short
explanation of your interest in Scheme.

Choose "No vote" if you wish to abstain, which means that your vote on this
question will not be counted.  Note that if one person votes for
alternative A, and two people for alternative B, and everyone else
abstains, alternative B wins.  That is because we are going by a majority
of the legal votes cast for each ballot question.  If no alternative
achieves a majority, the question will be reballoted at a later date.

Otherwise, choose "None" if you wish not to include a library of the type
described in R7RS-large, or choose one of the SRFIs or R6RS according to
the choices given.  You can also choose "Other" for a write-in vote.

There are also some yes/no questions on the ballot, for which the answers
are "No vote", "No", and "Yes".

If you want to revote, just vote again using the same name.  Only the last
vote is counted.  The ballot closes at the last moment of Friday, February
1, 2019, in any time zone, which is equivalent to noon February 2 UTC.

All ballots will be made public.  If you object to using Google Forms (you
do not need a Google account), post your ballot in an email to
address@hidden  As an absolute fallback, send an
email to address@hidden and I will post your vote for you.  Ballots posted
to other fora will be used if I see them, but are not formally supported.

And here are the instructions for the Orange Edition straw poll:

Please vote on the proposals you think should be considered for
R7RS-large.  This vote is not binding, but provides guidance to the editor
about which pre-SRFI proposals should be converted into SRFIs and which
should not.  Ones that are already SRFIs or which have simple or existing
implementations are excluded.

There are four options in all cases:  "No vote", "No", "Yes", and
"Volunteer"; the last means that you are volunteering to write the

John Cowan        address@hidden
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stick a toothpick in it, the toothpick comes out dry.

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