[r6rs-discuss] here's a thought
lord at emf.net
Tue Mar 3 18:52:31 EST 2009
I was thinking about what I said
earlier - about "deconstructing" the
notion of a Scheme standard.
Here is a thought for the Steering
I was suggesting a need to tolerate,
under the umbrella of "Scheme",
contradictory notions of what Scheme
What literary form and what bureaucratic
means of production could sustain such
a world, without losing coherence?
Perhaps future Revised Reports on the
Algorithmic Language Scheme should be
The Steering committee can exploit (hopefully
in a benevolent way) it's legitimacy with a
very broad community to make this *not quite*
the same thing as an academic journal, but
also of high quality and helpful to the future
development and use of Scheme.
"Schisms" (e.g., () ?= #f ) can happen and get
along just fine, in that format.
Any language-definition committee that gets along
well and comes up with something interesting can
publish (if accepted) that. The journal can include
a "letters" column to convey the editorial perspective
on community feedback and their response.
Also: Journals are easier to monetize, at least modestly,
in ways compatible with the mission.
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