In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Shriram Krishnamurthi <email@example.com> wrote:
>There are Scheme systems that already offer foreign function
>interfaces, macro systems, portability across numerous platforms,
>platform-independent GUI libraries, embeddable interpreters, object
>systems, module systems, type systems, programming environments,
>static debuggers, program steppers ... with solid research behind
>them, and often all in the same system. Why wait for Godot?
For the same reason that anybody ever lines up behind any language
standard, formal or informal. They want to be able to develop code
(or whatever) and know that it will work on every implementation of X.
Developing in an environment with the world's most wonderful GUI or
module system is not very useful if I can't use the code on the
Scheme system that I must deploy on.