[Snow-users-list] Register to vote on R6RS ratification
feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Mon Jul 9 00:38:50 EDT 2007
Let me remind you that if you wish to vote on the ratification of the
R6RS draft, you must register before July 15 (less than a week from
now!). The instructions are at http://www.r6rs.org/ratification/ .
You have to write a short statement of interest demonstrating your
interest in the Scheme language. I strongly urge everyone on this
list to register to vote since you are obviously interested in
Scheme. Here is the statement of interest that I submitted.
(email-address "feeley at iro.umontreal.ca")
(full-name "Marc Feeley")
(geographic-location "Montreal, QC, Canada")
(affiliation "Universite de Montreal")
(public-email-address "feeley at iro.umontreal.ca")
"As a student I was attracted to Scheme by its simplicity,
expressiveness. My Master's and PhD theses focused on the efficient
implementation of Scheme. Since then I have been involved in
programming language research, and Scheme has been my language of
choice for exploring the design and implementation of functional
programming languages. I have written several papers related to
Scheme and have taught Computer Science to many students using Scheme.
I am the author of a few implementations of Scheme including Gambit,
which is well known for its performance, portability and conformance
to the Scheme standard (indeed the only fully conformant Scheme to C
compiler). I am a founder of the Workshop on Scheme and Functional
Programming and a member of its steering committee. I served on the
Scheme standard's editor's committee as editor-in-chief. Scheme has
been an integral part of my daily activities over the last 20 years."))
For the record, I intend to vote against the ratification of R6RS.
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