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Re: What is Guile?

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: What is Guile?
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:14:47 -0400
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Ricard Mira <address@hidden> wrote:
> Maybe I emphasized the multi-lingual aspect too much, but I think we
> should emphasize it a bit, since it seems the fundamental feature in
> the design of Guile.

It seems to me that embeddability/extensibility is more fundamental to

Also, while implementing new languages as Guile translators might be
ok, I don't think it's a good idea to reimplement existing languages.
There would inevitably be incompatibilities with the original
implementation, which just complicates the problem of writing portable
code in that language.  (See sh.)  Sometimes it's even a challenge
just to make code portable to different versions of the same


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