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Re: What is Guile?y

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: What is Guile?y
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 18:34:56 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Ricard Mira wrote:
> > But above all, we plan to make Guile a
> > *multi-lingual* environment, which will allow users to extend programs
> > using their favorite extension languages.
> Two quick gripes :)
> (1) Use "Above all" instead of "But above all" (better grammar).
> (2) Is this still a viable goal for guile? As a software
>     developer of a project that is using guile for an extension
>     language I'm beginning to think its less work to maintain
>     bindings to other languages like Perl and Python than it is to
>     write a translator from those languages to Scheme.
>     I'm not trying to troll since I do realize this may be a sour
>     point, but do the guile maintainers feel the work in writing
>     translators is justified when its less of a hassle to simply
>     provide bindings to other languages on a per application
>     basis?

Regardless of that goal (which IMNSHO is not viable), I think that
vaporware should not be documented. Since usable translators do not
exist, the multi-lingual aspect should not be in the documentation


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