[plt-scheme] [PLT Scheme] SLIB again, and Schelog

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryanc at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 22 15:31:32 EDT 2010

Robby Findler wrote:
> It is a little sad to see that the SLIB maintainers are supporting so
> many Schemes, but not PLT Scheme. I didn't see a rationale there, but
> PLT does provide support for many languages, including R5RS and R6RS
> so it seems like someone who cared about SLIB should be able to get it
> going.

My recollection from looking at SLIB several years ago is that there are 
a number of packages that don't obey the PLT Scheme phase separation. 
That is, a file contains a procedure definition that is then used in the 
implementation of a macro.


> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 3:06 AM, John Sampson <jrs.idx at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Hello -
>> I see a query about SLIB was posted a week ago, but there was no comment.
>> At http://people.csail.mit.edu/jaffer/SLIB there is an announcement that
>> version
>> 4.1 of PLT Scheme does not run any version of SLIB.
>> I don't know about subsequent versions of PLT Scheme or the reason for this
>> schism.
>> I assume it also applies to Schelog which is bundled with SLIB - at any rate
>> running
>> Schelog.scm on mzscheme in the current version gives the error message:
>> "default-load-handler: expected a `module' declaration for `schelog', found:
>> something els
>> e in: #<path:C:\schelog\schelog.scm>
>>  === context ===
>> standard-module-name-resolver"
>> The Schelog website lists mzscheme as an implementation Schelog runs on, but
>> this is
>> evidently now broken.
>> Regards
>> _John Sampson_
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