Guile (Frequently Asked Questions)

Project GNU's extension language

Not written yet. Something like:
  - Scheme is too complicated.
  - Conservative GC sucks.
  - sketch of module system issues:
    - installing a Guile package must be as simple as `configure; make install'
    - make Guile smaller: R5RS + module system + dynamic linking
    - separate compilation
    - multiple simultaneous syntaxes
    - coherent view of translators, interface generators, and other
      compile-time aids
    - dependency tracking
  - threading position
  - GC position
    - no required speedup
    - incremental okay, if it's optional
  - internationalization issues
    - probably follow Tcl and Perl's lead

2 Aug 2000 spacey

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