[plt-scheme] Scheme Hackathon at ICFP 2009?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 17 10:03:46 EDT 2008

You might wish to consider porting as many Planet packages (and even  
core libraries) as possible to Typed Scheme, first with adapter  
modules then going into them. Warning: we do not have polymorphism  
under control and we don't support class.ss yet (on the class  
definition side).

We could advertise it as 'adding types to one untyped language in 36  
hours'. -- Matthias

On Oct 16, 2008, at 3:57 PM, Noel Welsh wrote:

> Hi all,
> At ICFP 2007 the Haskell guys organised a "Hackathon":
>   http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Hac_2007_II
> "It is a coding festival, focusing on producing and improving Haskell
> libraries, tools and infrastructure."
> I wonder if the same, or similar, could be organised for (PLT) Scheme
> at ICFP 2009, which will be in Edinburgh?  There are two issues here:
> 1. Are there enough people interested? (I think about 10 would be
> enough, 20 would be great)  If you're interested, let me know.
> 2. Would it be worthwhile to run tutorial sessions?  I get the
> impression many people don't know how to develop efficiently using PLT
> Scheme.  E.g. how to use PLaneT development links, how to package code
> for release, how to test, how to use Scribble.  Stuff like Typed
> Scheme would also be worth presenting tutorials on.  If you'd be
> interested in tutorials, please let me know what kind.
> A quick note for Scheme UK people:  Ewan Higgs has revived Scheme UK.
> A new Yahoo group has been started.  Please sign up at
> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/schemeuk/ if you have not done so
> already.
> Cheers,
> Noel
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