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[Scheme-reports] R7RS public comment period

The announcement of R7RS, which is copied below, was posted yesterday to the following places

  - comp.lang.scheme, comp.lang.lisp, comp.lang.functional
  - Mailing lists of: Bigloo, Chicken, Gambit, Guile, Racket
  - scheme-announcements@x

If I have missed some obvious list likely to have members not covered by the above lists, please let me know.


This message is being posted to various lists to inform members of the Scheme community on the development of R7RS.

I am pleased to announce that the sixth draft version of R7RS ("small" language) has been completed by working group 1 and is now available at the following URL:


A copy will also be posted on schemers.org .

Other documents produced by working group 1, including previous drafts and progress reports are available at the following URL:


The editors of working groups 1 and 2, in consultation with the Scheme language steering committee, have provided a mechanism for comment and discussion.  For details, including instructions on how to submit a formal comment, please see this document:


The comment period is now open and will continue until June 30, 2012.

The steering committee thanks the editors for their intensive work on the draft R7RS, and looks forward to the public comment period on this sixth draft.


For the Scheme language Steering Committee,
-- Marc Feeley

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