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Re: scsh in PLT Scheme?

Eli Barzilay <eli@barzilay.org> writes:


>>   - do you currently use scsh?
> No, but I use MzScheme extensively for scripts.

Same here.  Even though I use a couple of scsh scripts (written by

>>   - would you find scsh-under-PLT-Scheme useful?
> Definitely.

Same here. :-) 

Your timing couldn't be better, because Last week, I asked a couple of
guys if they were interested in porting scsh to PLT.  We are on the
evaluation process, and your proposal sounds like a good compromise.
What I mean is that if you need some extra man-power, I'm sure some of
these guys will be interested, at least, I am.

At the schematics project @ sourceforge, we've also talked (more than
once) about porting scsh, or parts of it.

>> Bypassing the scsh C code would mean that low-level Unix features
>> would not be available.  For instance, the terminal support in scsh
>> would be missing in such a port.
> Wouldn't it be possible to write a minimal C extension that would
> expose just a few important primitives?

At least unix signal handling would be awesome.  I can live without
it, though.

>> How would you feel about this kind of (semi-)port of scsh?
> I'd be very happy with it.

Me too.