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Re: [Scheme-reports] ratification vote for R7RS-small

Full name (required): Jean-Michel Hufflen

Location (optional): Besançon, France

Affiliation (optional): FEMTO-ST - DISC

Contact details (optional): jmhuffle@x

Statement of interest: I registered for the
R6RS ratification or the 2009 Steering Committee election.

Vote (required): yes


An important point about the main software I'm developing using Scheme  
is that I *want* it to work with any Scheme interpreter or compiler,  
provided that it is conformant to the current standard. For example,  
that allows me to be able to use graphical extensions of a particular  
Scheme interpreter. Being able to use an interpreter's features as far  
as possible, and switch from an interpreter to another has been made  
easier by means of the new function "features" of R7RS. More  
generally, I think there is now a better interface with the operating  

This application (bibliography production) deals with texts. That is  
why I would have liked the process of Unicode to provide more  
functionalities, in particular a better interface of possible encoding  
for input and output files. I am waiting impatiently for the design of  

On another subject, I think that some important progress has been made  
by the introduction of new forms for promises. (I use streams within  
another project.)

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