Subject: Re: Comparison of CL Implementations?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/09/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8psru8$t3iem$>
vsync  <> wrote:
| I actually work with Spencer Kimball, co-author of the Gimp.  He said
| it uses some other funky engine, not Guile, but I can't remember what.

"SIOD" a.k.a. "Scheme in One Defun" a.k.a. "Scheme in One Day".
<URL:> It's roughly an R3RS
Scheme, with a bunch of miscellaneous but useful extensions
(including a lot of C library & Unix hooks). Its main claim to fame
is that it's *small* and fast-starting, and easy to integrate into
C programs to provide an extension language. Its main drawback (IMHO)
is that its "roughly R3RS" syntax & primitives are *way* too different
from the current R5RS.


Rob Warnock, 41L-955
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