[plt-scheme] Re: Is R6RS useless for PLT?

From: kbohdan at mail.ru (kbohdan at mail.ru)
Date: Tue Nov 18 10:22:12 EST 2008

Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> Out of curiosity, how many Perl implementations do you routinely port
> between?  Or Ruby implementations?  Or Tcl implementations?

Probably if you count amount of Perl, Ruby, Tcl, Python etc. communities
having its own language version and compare this with count of Scheme 
clans, the scornful context of your questions will disappear.
I hope so.

OTOH, portability of scheme code is not very important problem
just because scheme is rarely used in serious commercial projects.
And vice versa, Scheme is rarely used in serious commercial projects
because it doesn't have time-proven standard and real-world
libraries based this standard.

As Marc said, diversity is the strength of Scheme, but IMHO lack of
common denominator is a weakness.


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