email@example.com (Brian D. Carlstrom) writes:
> I have given up on the elders in the Scheme community. They have never
> had the practicality of Larry Wall or John Ousterhout. Guile has been
> going off in the wrong direction, making choices based on GPL politics.
what choices are you referring to? you are painting with a
very wide brush at this point.
> Although many will not agree with this (and this is just my opinion),
> Cygnus's Kawa is the last/best hope for the Scheme community. It is the
> only Scheme implementation that could have a chance to add all the
> necessary extras to gather enough support in the form of a user
> community. I really hope this happens.
i also think that the scheme community needs to make scheme
a practicle choice. compiling scheme to the jvm is definitely
part of the answer.
so is a portable way to interface scheme and c, which the guile
project is attempting to establish via the gh interface/library.
details are included in the guile documentation.
so is multi-language syntax, which the guile project is addressing.
so is a standard module system. this one no one has addressed.
the only hope here is that a particular implementation gains
enough mind share to become a de facto standard.
i would anticipate that the guile project is going to continue
it's steady improvement, because of the FSF backing and it's
commitment to provide a practicle programming environment.
i don't know about the long term goals of the kawa project,
or it's prospects for continued improvments. maybe i could
use some education here. why do you think that kawa is the
"only Scheme implementation that could have a chance to add
all the necessary extras to gather enough support"?
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