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Re: Scheme is too complicated
forcer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Btw, where can i find such things? Like, nice extensions to guile?
> On the guile `homepage' is no link for such a list which would be
> very helpful :)
Indeed. That's where Perl wins, of course. For lots of applications,
I don't need to be able to write much Perl: I just go to CPAN, grab a
few modules, and stick them together.
Similarly, although I'd argue a bit less so, for Tcl. (There *are*
quite a few extensions to Tcl, but (with the exception of Tk) I
suspect they're not nearly so important as for Perl, for whatever
reason. What is true is that there's lots of Tcl code out there, and
it's reasonably easy to find (the FAQs are *big*).)
Stability and good documentation help, too. (Or at least some
illusion of stability.)
Presumably this is just reflecting the differences in the sizes of the
various communities, and the relative ages of them? Scheme (or
scheme-like Lisps) is old, of course, but extensions and even
functions tend to be a bit implementation specific, and Guile is
When can I expect to buy a "Guile in 21 days" at my local bookshop?
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