[Snow-users-list] high-priority snow packages and package naming

Julian Graham joolean at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 17:35:44 EDT 2007

Hi Tom,

 I'm confused -- I think Snow already "supports" SCSH, platform-wise.
Unless you mean that SCSH's abstractions for processes and other shell
objects should be separated out packaged? That reminds me, though --
what about a common interface for doing FFI stuff?  That'd let us add
bindings for any number of other languages / libraries (Snow support
for GLib, anyone?)

 But, yeah -- SREs!  Shamefully enough, I wasn't aware of Olin
Shivers' spec (http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/shivers/papers/sre.txt)
until just now.  I really like the syntax, but it seems like he
intended SREs to be used in conjunction with a Scheme platform's
(e.g., SCSH) native regexp implementation / API... which sort of
leaves us where we were.  Any thoughts on Dorai Sitaram's portable
regexp implementation
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On 9/14/07, Thomas Lord <lord at emf.net> wrote:
> Julian Graham wrote:
> > Hi Schemers and Snow maintainers,
> >
> >   I'm curious as to whether there are any particular modules /
> > functionality people really want to see ported to Snow.  (I believe
> > Kirill Lisovsky is working on getting SSAX packaged up.)  How about a
> > common API for regular expressions?  SRFIs?  (If so, any in
> > particular?)
> >
> A probably crazy and too ambitious idea:  SCSH (and SREs).
> Those would be very good for duct-taping together systems that
> mix Scheme programs with other kinds of program in typical host
> environments.
> -t

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