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Re: Guile and MS-Windows on Major Govt. Project...

From: Chris Bitmead
Subject: Re: Guile and MS-Windows on Major Govt. Project...
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 12:30:57 +1000
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Yeah, ok well they should be considered. But jscheme is an interpreter within an interpreter == unnecessarily slow. None of them technically are Scheme (no call/cc, blurry picture on full tail calls etc).

I'm curious what you actually want to have full call/cc for - except as a "check-off (completeness) item.

As far as I know, I don't. Does anyone know prior to starting a project if it is needed? Also, what if I pull in an external library that uses it? Ok, I'm not quite experienced enough in Scheme to know how likely that is.

Kawa's type system makes it rather inconvenient to use Java libraries like Swing (strings in kawa are not strings in java etc).

Make up your mind : Do you want complete Scheme? If so you can't have strings in Kawa be strings in Java, because the latter as immutable.

I guess my point was, it would be nice if there is a complete Scheme with access to a good gui with a convenient API. Whether that may be a non-Java solution, or say a Java solution where somebody "wraps" up the Swing APIs with a Scheme sympathetic solution, converting types where necessary.

However, Kawa does automatically and conveniently convert from Scheme strings to Java strings. That's the best you can get if you want Scheme strings to be modifiable.

I can't seem to see that in the documentation.

Neither have built in a nice CLOS-ish object system which makes life worth living.

Kawa has a nice builtin CLOS-ish object system - but but it does need work! The design is
quite nice, though.

I can't seem to see that in the documentation.

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