[plt-scheme] conventional syntax (was: Scheme contradictions)

From: Felix Klock's PLT scheme proxy (pltscheme at pnkfx.org)
Date: Mon May 8 09:07:48 EDT 2006


On May 8, 2006, at 4:11 AM, Erich Rast wrote:

> I still wonder about my other suggestion, why nobody has developed  
> a platform and language independent algorithm & datastructure  
> source code interchange language yet. It would be XML-based and  
> organized in layers. Just basic datastructures and 3 or 4  
> conventional control constructs at the core, then a layer of  
> standard I/O, unicode, network functions, more elaborate primitive  
> datastructures, possibly some GUI layers, and so on. The key is to  
> keep the core language extremely simple and generic. Developers of  
> specific languages could choose to implement one or many of these  
> layers, and by  optionally restricting the language to be  
> compatible to some interchange language layer it would become  
> feasible to write algorithms in your favorite language and then let  
> them be translated automatically into the interchange language/ 
> library format.

I assume that you mean for the interchange language/library format to  
actually be human readable (otherwise how is would your system differ  
from JVM/CLR?).  So working under that assumption. . .

Jeffrey Mark Siskind gave a presentation describing a similar system  
back at NEPLS in October


However, I cannot find any published software (binary, source,  
otherwise) for Siskind's proposal.  The only references I can find  
are via NEPLS itself.

Perhaps if you contacted him directly, he would give you feedback on  
the state of the project.


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