[racket] Support for R7RS-small?

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at cs.indiana.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 28 09:06:59 EST 2014

Right now, I think most Racketeers are focused on making Racket the
best Racket we can, rather than on Scheme, so I don't know of anyone
currently planning to work on this. However, the flexibility of Racket
means that it should be quite reasonable to adapt the existing R6RS
and R5RS implementation to produce a package that supports R7RS. If
you wanted to work on this, I'm sure there would be plenty of people
on this list who could give you pointers.


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Daniel Carrera <dcarrera at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a fairly new user of Scheme and Racket. My question is, now that
> R7RS-small is out, when can I expect to see support added to Racket /
> DrRacket? In other words, I would like to be able to type "#lang r7rs" in a
> way analogous to how today I can enter "#lang r5rs" and "#lang r6rs".
> Given that R7RS-small is not that much larger than R5RS, how difficult would
> it be for Racket developers to include it? From my naive point of view, I
> suppose that the main obstacle is adding the R7RS-compliant library support.
> Everything else that I see in the spec seems to already exist in default
> Racket.
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
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