Good catch; I agree that it would be better if `gzip` returned the
target path, in all cases.
There is another change I'd make to that signature: currently, arg
`out-file` is optional, of type `path-string?`, defaulting to
`(path-add-extensionin-file".gz"#".")`. In a backward-compatible way,
I'd instead make it optional with type `(or/c #f path-string?)`, and
defaulting to `#f`, with an `#f` value then resulting in
`(path-add-extensionin-file".gz"#".")` behavior. That way, code calling
`gzip` can pass in the "use the default" value. This pattern becomes
more useful when there is more than one optional argument (whether or
not it uses keywords), but it's helpful even with just the one optional
argument. It also keeps the signatures in the documentation a little
This might be getting into the "art" side of API design. We can come up
with some good stylistic guidelines for API design, probably including
guidelines that cover the above, but not comprehensive guidelines.
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