Re: [ANNOUNCE] rep-gtk-0.18.4 (other scheme..)

Am Sonntag, den 03.05.2009, 19:21 +0200 schrieb Jose A. Ortega Ruiz:
> Harald Hanche-Olsen <hanche math ntnu no> writes:
> > + "Chengqi(Lars) Song" <songcq gmail com>:
> >
> >> I think im running off topic but I'm a little bit curious about
> >> rep': why should we maintain a scheme implementation just for this
> >> software? can we just implement sawfish upon other scheme
> >> implementation such as gnu-guile/mit-scheme or plt-scheme? that'
> >> would be a lot relaxing for maintainers.
> >
> > Do these other schemes have modules, rep style? Also, there is the
> > integration with C code to be considered. It's probably not trivial to
> > port the whole package to those other implementations you mention.
> Guile has modules that, i think, are functionally equivalent to rep's,
> but the syntax differs (rep module syntax is very close, if not
> identical, to that of scsh/scheme48). The gap could probably be closed
> by some macro definitions, or just a semi-automatic rewrite of jl files.
> Regarding integration with C code, Guile is quite good at it (being one
> of its initial design goals), and there exist good bindings to gtk+ (and
> the whole Gnome library suite). IMHO, a port to Guile is perfectly
> possible; but of course it needs some work :)
> Cheers,
> jao

a) need someone who takes the goal
b) not before GNOME 3.0, since it comes with GTK+3.0 and I don't want to
waste time with GTK+2 in that time-window between 2.16 and 3.0.


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