[plt-scheme] Re: Which library?

From: Mark Engelberg (mark.engelberg at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jul 3 01:51:41 EDT 2006

Thanks for all the responses.  It helps me understand better how PLT
Scheme is being used on a day to day basis.

I'm still trying to sort through in my mind the difference between
many of these different libraries/extensions.  I think a little
history about how they came into being might help me out.  Can anyone
fill me in?

I already understand that SRFIs are an attempt to create a standard
set of libraries that can be expected to be available in multiple
scheme implementations.

What is the story behind Swindle?  It seems to have a great deal of
overlap with other extensions, and yet it is definitely distinct.
What niche does it serve?  Is it the best source of a CLOS style
object system for PLT Scheme?

What is the relationship between modules and units?

Is FrTime "ready for prime-time", or is it still only for adventurous



On 6/30/06, Mark Engelberg <mark.engelberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those of you using Scheme for your day-to-day programming work,
> which language within PLT Scheme are you using?  Pretty-Big Scheme?
> R5RS extended with SRFIs?  Swindle?  FrTime?
> Which extensions of Scheme do you find you yourself using the most?
> List comprehensions?  Object system?  Pattern matching?
> Looking forward to hearing the responses!
> --Mark Engelberg

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