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Re: [Texmacs-dev] TeXmacs with S7 Scheme

From: Giovanni Piredda
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] TeXmacs with S7 Scheme
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 01:35:55 +0100
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Am 30.12.2020 um 00:58 schrieb Massimiliano Gubinelli:
Dear all,
  I've spent the last few days in integrating S7 Scheme


with TeXmacs to replace Guile. S7 is a very small scheme interpreter and I 
wanted to see how difficult was to port TeXmacs to it and whether performance 
is acceptable. The good thing is that porting is not very difficult and now 
that I understand the process better, I think will be also possible to port 
TeXmacs to other scheme interpreters if needed. Unfortunately performance seems 
to be worser than Guile 1.8 so at the moment does not seems a viable option.

I have a suspicion here---that having many different possible implementations of Scheme may be dangerous: packages written for one implementation may not work with another one, and this might hinder the development of user-contributed packages, and I think user contributions would help the development and diffusion of TeXmacs.

But perhaps it is sufficient that there is one "official" TeXmacs version (with Guile :-) ) and then the presence of alternatives would not hinder developments on the official version.

I'm also maintaining a port to Guile 2/3 which seems to work fine.

I am eagerly waiting for it to become the main TeXmacs version.

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