Another big win would be a generational garbage collector. Has anyone
tried plugging in Paul Wilson's collector, or the collector that's in
Elk? Shouldn't be too hard, since Scheme 48 provide the necessary
information for a precise collector.
Yep, but that requires messing with PreScheme. So it's another thing
we are kind of serialised on NEC for -- a reasonable PreScheme development
Well, SCM is there, and that has a compiler. (It's called Hobbit.)
However, as many people have pointed out, SCM's execution model sucks
big-time. SCM (and, I assume, Guile) just does not run reliably for
very long, and that's not likely to change.
Also, it's development environment is minimal, and (due to the
execution model) not likely to improve.
I was not happy when guile chose to go with scm.