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Re: [Chicken-users] Advantages of CHICKEN over Gambit-C

From: Shawn Rutledge
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Advantages of CHICKEN over Gambit-C
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:02:48 -0700

I'd be interested in your SDL interface.  Are you going to make an egg
of it?  (Of course there is already an SDL egg but I assume yours is

Ah you are from, I hear they are big on scheme there.

On 3/27/06, Matthew David Parker <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello, I am wondering if someone could briefly list some of the advantages
> of CHICKEN over Gambit.  So far I see that the CHICKEN compiler is much
> easier to work with, and I think performance might be more consistant, and
> CHICKEN has a bunch of eggs.  All of the optional scheme functions in
> CHICKEN seem much better, with more intuitive names, like "random" and
> "randomize" and "system".
> Gambit has the immediately obvious advantages of the numeric tower and a
> nice interpreter with edit-line abilities (like "read-line"), all under
> LGPL, but it's much harder to work with the compiler and extensions, and I
> was wondering if "under the hood" it's not as good as chicken.  I made my
> own easy SDL interface for both CHICKEN and Gambit and ran the same little
> game on both, and it seems choppy on gambit, and smooth and consistant on
> Chicken.

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