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

Jim Pryor lists+aur-general at jimpryor.net
Sun Dec 13 03:32:37 EST 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 08:27:59PM -0600, Chris Brannon wrote:
> 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
> libraries.
> 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.

Thanks Chris. I've posted all the packages now, under the names

Jim Pryor
profjim at jimpryor.net

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