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Re: [Scheme-reports] practical matters - CSAN
| Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:29:53 +0900
| From: Alex Shinn <alexshinn@x>
| There have been multiple attempts at creating a shared
| repository of Scheme code analogous to Perl's CPAN, but none have
| gained much traction.
SLIB <http://people.csail.mit.edu/jaffer/SLIB> is the largest and
longest collaboration facilitating portable (implementation-neutral)
Scheme for non-trivial applications. SLIB is used by Guile (and hence
the Gnome Desktop), placing it in many if not most GNU/Linux
Its a safe bet that Guile (and hence SLIB) installations outnumber all
other Scheme installations combined. That sounds like traction to me.
| On the other hand, implementation-specific repositories
| have been very successful.
| As an effort to unify these (and seriously, we're a small
| community, we need all the unification we can get), I would like to
| set up a CSAN-like system based on the R7RS module system, so that
| any Scheme that supports R7RS modules can easily share code.
In the spirit of unification, I hope that early in your design process
you will include a migration path from SLIB to your repository.
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