[racket] compiling Racket to android and ios apps

From: Eric Dong (yd2dong at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Sat Feb 21 21:31:55 EST 2015

I've always felt that comparing with other systems like Chicken and Gambit
Scheme is counterproductive. Racket's compiler design is rather different
(although I'm not complimenting it: way too many things are written in C).

The ultimate goal of course would be to port the Racket VM to Android and
iOS. Whalesong etc don't seem to be very useful; I've found Whalesong
personally quite not useful, since it's essentially another language that
looks vaguely like Racket, and cannot require Racket modules etc.

Racket is sufficiently different from Scheme that it would be difficult to
find a common subset that is useful.

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 5:27 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> Sounds like LambdaNative (which looks like it's based on Marc Feeley's
> nice Gambit implementation of Scheme) is worth looking into.  (Helping a
> LambdaNative approach for us is that there are viable ways to share a lot
> of app-specific source code between Racket and another Scheme descendant.)
> Good to know that Clojure-Android is out there.  I don't want to move to
> Clojure at this time, but having people advancing a diversity ways to make
> apps for popular platforms helps to keep the ecosystem healthy and open for
> everyone.
> Neil V.
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