[plt-scheme] brain upgrade desired (was: scribblings on PLT Scheme 4.0)

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu May 24 15:59:53 EDT 2007

On 5/24/07, hendrik at topoi.pooq.com <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 10:20:37AM -0500, Robby Findler wrote:
> > planet already has multiple "respositories". That is, if you use one
> > of the v200s, you get a completely different set of packages than if
> > you use one of the v300s. The v4.0 will begin again and people will
> > have to resubmit revised versions of their packages.
> >
> > Robby
> I run a Debian etch system.  Is it practical to have more than one
> DrScheme system installed depending on which packages I'm interested in
> using?

Yes, but either the packages you want are dead (and then, hopefully,
you can take them over) or they are in the latest version.

Of course, you can't run a v200 and a v300 library in the same program.

> I'm a Lisp user from long long ago (I even implemented it a few times in
> the 60's).  I've been impressed by Scheme when it appeared; but my
> experience with it is just reading the ancient LAMBDA articles from MIT
> and the RABBIT implementation.
> What should I read so as to become up-to-date on what has happened to
> the language since then?  I have already noticed things like set-cdr
> instead of rplacd.  Presumably there's a lot more, especially things
> like library availability.

I think a lot has changed since then (but perhaps more surprisingly,
lots is still the same)

I'm not sure if there is a document that explain those things. At
least, I don't know of one.


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