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Re: [Scheme-reports] Reformulated numeric-tower ballot

2014-05-15 12:41 GMT+02:00 Alaric Snell-Pym <alaric@x>:
> I suspect that a "common consensus" on the set of SRFIs that makes a
> "practical implementation" will emerge organically, and predicting that
> set to mandate it now will be difficult :-)

This is the reason why the decision which SRFIs are important and which
are not important is useless. Instead it would be much more important to
specify some kind of Maven like package repository for Scheme. There
have been several attempts, but Racket has its own, Chicken has its own,
Gamit has its own. And if you try to switch from one Scheme to another,
it is always a pain to find the packages necessary for the program. Not
having access to package repositories is nowadays a major productivity
drawback. If R7RS wants to be large/great, it should do something great.
And joining all Scheme code would be the greatest thing R7RS could do.


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