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>>>>> "Lalo" == Lalo Martins <email@example.com> writes: >> 3) An extension language based heavily on Scheme, but with many >> powerful extentions. Lalo> Yet Another Extension Language? What's the point? Who says Lalo> people will switch? Who says people will care? My understanding is that RMS decided that GNU needed a good extension language to use in GNU projects. Lalo> Most people could care less for Scheme. Let me go one step further. Most users don't care about particular extension languages at all. They use what they're presented with. Most application developers seem to look around and find one that is convenient. I'm not a "developer" in the sense that I only work on code specific to my research, but I originally chose siod because it was easy to embed. When I tried it was a lot easier to embed than perl or python (TCL was easy, but had significant performance problems. I haven't tried it recently). I've followed to scm and then guile. Lalo> And whoever says Scheme is as easy to learn as Python needs Lalo> a doctor. As a matter of fact, I am a doctor. (Sorry, couldn't resist). Cheers, Clark