[plt-scheme] Are new Schemers supposed to be reading SRFIs?

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri May 11 14:46:52 EDT 2007

FWIW, the version-spec-less planet path specs are really only meant
for REPL development, not for real programs. Probably best to put a 1
at the end there.

Jacob: maybe it is time to get rid of those?


On 5/11/07, Danny Yoo <dyoo at cs.wpi.edu> wrote:
> > Would it be possible to do the same with the SRFIs?
> >
> > When referencing them in the code, we can use names like "strings"
> > "lists", etc. and the interpreter will just translate that to the proper
> > number without us needing to know or even see the number.
> >
> > Then when SRFI-300 comes along and replaces SRFI-1, all you need to do
> > is to update this translation table. Just my 0.02... At least it
> > *sounds* simple :)
> Hi everyone,
> Hmmm...  Ok, got it.  It's doable with the existing infrastructure in
> PLaneT.  It'd be very direct to create a PLaneT package that aliases the
> common SRFI modules.
> This I have now done, since it seems like doing this from the official
> srfi-collection is the wrong thing to do.  Chongkai, you don't make the
> change to the srfi collection then.  I've submitted a PLaneT package that
> does absolutely nothing but provide the SRFI names:
> http://planet.plt-scheme.org/display.ss?package=srfi-alias.plt&owner=dyoo
> As a concrete example:
>      (require (planet "list.ss" ("dyoo" "srfi-alias.plt")))
> or
>      (require (planet "string.ss" ("dyoo" "srfi-alias.plt")))
> should now work.
> Since it's PLaneT, this isn't officially sanctioned, so that should
> resolve the objections about doing this on the official srfi collection.
> And it still preserves what I wanted before: being able to get at the
> common srfi's without having to remember their numbers.  So it works out.
> (And if an SRFI does pop up with a name that conflicts with existing
> names, I could now choose by dictatorial fiat how to resolve the
> conflict... *grin*)
> Hope this helps!
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