In article <335C8066.email@example.com> Ray Dillinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
First things first. I am not a standards body, nor a journal,
and as far as I know there is not going to be a conference
on this topic. I'm a user, and a would-be language implementor,
trying to elicit opinions from people about what ought to be
in standard scheme libraries for WIMP, multimedia, and FFI.
Before all these can be achieved,
the first thing needed is a one real __standard__ module system
with functors, like what is available in *ML.
First-class environments could trivialize that,
but they are not standard, either.
Without modules, you'd end up with a large bloated namespace
of predefined functions, and I think all the purpose
of Scheme vs CommonLISP would be lost...
Just my 2 centimes worth (not even mine -- all this has been
said again and again before).
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