[r6rs-discuss] Implementors' intentions concerning R6RS
R. Kent Dybvig
dyb at cs.indiana.edu
Fri Oct 26 14:50:08 EDT 2007
> If you are an implementor and your
> position is not included in the list, it would be
> interesting to get your position by replying to
> this thread with a brief statement of intent.
We intend to make Chez Scheme and Petite Chez Scheme support R6RS fully by
this time next year.
While it would be great if every implementation were to adopt R6RS, that
was never a possibility given the small number that fully adopted R5RS.
The community attracts a diverse set of implementors all trying to fill
different niches, which is good, but many are always going to pick and
choose what they implement.
That's not to say we shouldn't work toward a better standard, but I would
not make acceptance by a majority of implementors the basis for judging
whether the standard is a success, since any nontrivial standard is sure
to fail on that account.
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