[plt-scheme] Re: PLT projects waiting for contributors?

From: stelvio (keydana at gmx.de)
Date: Fri Jan 9 03:31:15 EST 2009


I'm not sure whether I'm nearly-duplicating my post from 12 hours ago,
but as it has not appeared yet on Google where I normally view the
list I'm not sure whether I really clicked the send button...

I'd like to thank you all for your very interesting suggestions! It
will be hard to choose with so many possibilities.

At the moment, I think I'm especially interested in evaluation/
compilation things (as a self-taught Java and now - hopefully more and
more - scheme programmer, this is not an "obligatory university
course" but really a fascinating thing for me, and my main interest in
doing SICP exercises), so of course the scheme->java compiler would be
a good option, could I get some more information on what I'd have to
do here?

Secondly, I'd also be interested in learning to use the ffi - am I
correct that the video/audio things would mean working with it?

(Of course, the other suggestions are all very interesting too, I will
have a look!)


On 8 Jan., 14:24, "Shriram Krishnamurthi" <s... at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> And audio!  Yes?
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Matthew Flatt <mfl... at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> > At Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:55:14 +0100, Sigrid Keydana wrote:
> >> So my question is, are there any PLT projects that need contributors
> >> (and can afford taking in people who are not so experienced yet)?
> > We could use some image-file libraries:
> >  * reading GIF files (we already have a library for writing)
> >  * reading and writing BMP files
> >  * reading and writing XPM & XBM files
> > All of these format are currently built into MrEd using C code, but the
> > code is ugly and we'd like to get rid of it. Also, these image formats
> > are fairly simple.
> > (In contrast, I would not recommend re-implementing JPEG or PNG
> > processing in Scheme, because they're complex, and the existing C
> > libraries work well.)
> > Matthew
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