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Re: syncase merged to master

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: syncase merged to master
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:10:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)


(A week later...)

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> I went ahead and merged the syncase branch to master. So syntax-case /
> syntax-rules macros in master will be hygienic with respect to modules
> in addition to lexical bindings.


> If I might rhapsodize a moment: it's fashionable in the Scheme world to
> criticize Guile. There are four major points:
>   1) Syncase macros are unhygienic with respect to modules
>   2) Syncase macros not available by default
>   3) Guile is slow (many flavors of this argument)
>   4) Guile doesn't even do unicode
> We're fixing all of these. Within the next couple months. We're doing
> great work, and we should be proud. #scheme can go to hell.

Eh eh.  :-)  You've been working on points 1--3.  We just need to
benchmark things a bit to see how far we've got.

As for publicity, I think we (eventually) need to advertise it among GNU
hackers and users.  Most of them know Scheme, or at least some flavor of
Lisp like Elisp, and they're probably sold to the idea of extensible
applications.  However, they may have come to disregard Guile as an
unfinished, slow implementation.  And that's where you come in.  :-)



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