[plt-scheme] R6RS Compliance?

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 18 23:10:49 EST 2008

I believe we said "six months to a year" from the Scheme workshop. I'm
not sure how close we are to it yet, unfortunately.


On Jan 18, 2008 8:45 AM, Tom Gordon <tom.gordon at mac.com> wrote:
> Noel Welsh just asked about emerging conflicts between SRFI-1 and the
> upcoming versions of PLT Scheme.  The R6RS standard also has a list
> module which overlap with the functionality of SRFI-1.   Which reminds
> me:  The PLT team did say that they intended to support the R6RS
> standard in about "six months".   I'm not sure exactly how long ago
> this was, and I'm don't really care whether or not there are any
> delays.  I'm just curious whether progress towards R6RS compliance is
> being made and would like confirmation that this is still planned.
> Most of the recent changes and improvements to PLT Scheme seem to be
> innovative features, rather than features aimed at complying with the
> R6RS standard, or any standard.
> I've been playing with Larceny and Ikarus, the only two R6RS Schemes
> to my knowledge at the moment.  I have an application I would like to
> port to R6RS before it is documented and published, as open source
> software, and need to decide whether to start this porting effort
> soon, with some other implementation, or wait until PLT Scheme
> supports R6RS.
> -Tom Gordon
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