[aur-general] Available: A lot of eggs for Chicken Scheme...

Chris Brannon cmbrannon79 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 21:27:59 EST 2009

Jim Pryor wrote:
> I'm exploring various Scheme implementations and at the moment am liking
> Chicken. I don't know the community very well, but it sounds like it's
> one of the large and active Scheme communities. For the casual
> bystander: the Lisp community is fractured into Scheme and Common Lisp,
> and each of these is further fractured into many different
> "implementations." Maybe the biggest Scheme community is PLT Scheme? I
> don't know. But Chicken is one of the large ones.

Yes, in terms of popularity, PLT and Chicken seem to be clear leaders.
Like Chicken, PLT has its own package system, with plenty of third-party

One neat thing about Chicken Scheme is its integration with C.  The compiler,
csc, produces small executables as well.

> Now I've got all of these chicken-* packages I could make available on
> AUR. I think anyone else using Arch and Chicken would find them very
> convenient. Chicken has its own package management system, but if you
> use Arch I think it's nicer to do things through pacman.

It's too bad that we don't have a really solid way to integrate pacman
with the proliferation of "alien" package management systems in use today.

> What should I do? Post them to AUR and maintain them minimally
> until someone else comes along who can commit more seriously to them?

That sounds reasonable to me.

Happy Scheming,
-- Chris

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