[plt-scheme] Scheme contradictions

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com (hendrik at topoi.pooq.com)
Date: Sun Jul 30 12:26:29 EDT 2006

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 11:18:13PM -0700, Danny Yoo wrote:
> >Here now is the contradiction. A programming language called Scheme yet 
> >there seems little scheme as a term refering to a goal there. I look 
> >around and I see alot of people each with a different implimentation 
> >pretty much repeating the work of each other.
> But for someone to reimplement something like full Python or Ruby or Perl, 
> for example, it seems to require a tremendous team effort.  Look at recent 
> efforts at reimplementation, such as PyPy or Jython or JRuby: it's not 
> just solitary person working alone.  Perhaps people who by necessity have 
> to cooperate can eclipse a single person who is coasting.  Perhaps a 
> "Worse is Better" phenomena is going on.  I'm not sure.

Maybe the trouble is that Scheme is so easy to implement that everyone 

-- hendrik

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