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Re: r7rs libraries (or, Fwd: fmt for Guile)

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: r7rs libraries (or, Fwd: fmt for Guile)
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:35:24 -0500
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address@hidden (Taylan Ulrich "Bayırlı/Kammer") writes:

> Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> writes:
>> Not sure if this belongs on guile-user or guile-devel, but...
>> See below for a conversation Alex Shinn gave me permission to forward.
>> I asked Alex about getting Guile added to the set of
>> out-of-the-box-supported Scheme implementations for fmt; they replied
>> that they moved from fmt to a cleaned-up version called Show, but this
>> and all their libraries were going to R7RS only.  (We already have
>> irregex packaged for Guile in Guix; I imagine this means would affect
>> that library going forward as well.)
>> I'm not really sure what this means for us, since I think we don't
>> really have full R7RS support.  I wonder what this means for us moving
>> into the future, as more libraries move to support R7RS(-small, maybe
>> -large)?  Will we include a conversion layer, or maybe another language
>> layer on the VM?  Will we move to more support of R7RS-small out of the
>> box?  Will we not make this a priority altogether?  Will it depend on
>> people stepping forward, or is there a strong maintainer position either
>> way?
> I have some improvements towards R7RS support after which, if I remember
> correctly (it's been a while since I worked on it), most R7RS-small
> libraries work just fine in Guile.
> Last I tried to draw attention to my patches, everybody seemed too busy,
> but people should feel free to pressure me any time to cooperate in case
> there's more I can do.
> I think Mark desired a rebase on master, where support for datum labels
> could be implemented without dirty hacks or heavy performance cost,
> unlike on stable-2.0.  Such a rebase seemed beyond my skills with
> Guile's code-base last I checked...

I'll work on it.


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