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28.1.4 Case Sensitivity

Scheme as defined in R5RS is not case sensitive when reading symbols. Guile, on the contrary is case sensitive by default, so the identifiers


are the same in R5RS Scheme, but are different in Guile.

It is possible to turn off case sensitivity in Guile by setting the reader option case-insensitive. More on reader options can be found at (see Reader options).

(read-enable 'case-insensitive)

Note that this is seldom a problem, because Scheme programmers tend not to use uppercase letters in their identifiers anyway.