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Re: [Chicken-users] Rewriting Svnwiki in Java or PHP

From: Zbigniew
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Rewriting Svnwiki in Java or PHP
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 12:46:02 -0500

If the issue is difficulty with Scheme then may I suggest Bigloo.

Bigloo is based on a far easier dialect of Scheme.  For example,
Bigloo doesn't have first class continuations by default.  And the
Bigloo standard is only 49 pages, much of which is advertising.

Bigloo has fewer resources going into wikis, extensions, and
cross-platform builds.  That's more resources for your program.

Bigloo has a notion of static type annotations so the HTML will be
faster and more understandable for the average user.

Bigloo's build is based on GNU Autoconf, which is much easier to
program with when dealing with a large project such as a web page.

Finally, a major advantage of Bigloo over Chicken Scheme is that
Bigloo does not have Scheme in its name.  This is critical for your

Check it out:

On 4/1/07, Alejandro Forero Cuervo <address@hidden> wrote:
Some of us believe that by rewriting Svnwiki entirely in
another programming language the number of contributions
would increase significantly.  A lot of people would like to
contribute but they lack the programming skills required
to learn Scheme.

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