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Re: Scheme pre-R6RS Workshop at ICFP - What is the Point?

   From: sperber@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de (Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor])
   Date: 27 May 1998 14:34:13 +0200

   >>>>> "Alan" =3D=3D Alan Bawden <Alan@lcs.mit.edu> writes:

   Alan> Do we want Scheme to remain a teaching/research language
   Alan> that can only be used for real-world programming with great
   Alan> difficulty?

   I seem to be one of the few people who use Scheme for real-world
   programming regularly.  I actually occasionally do sell software
   written in Scheme.  I've concluded Scheme is an excellent language
   for this.

I have also used Scheme in the "real world".  It is indeed an excellent
language for "real world" programming.  But, as you yourself went on to
note, there are difficulties.  That's all I'm saying.  My question was: Is
Scheme interested in addressing the problems of people like Sperber and
Bawden, who try to use Scheme for serious programming?  There are those who
would answer "No".  I'd like us to finally decide the question.