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Scheme Weekly News for 20040408

This is a round-up of news and announcements related to the Scheme programming language, mostly taken from newsgroups, mailing lists and web sites that I'm aware of. Feel free to send me more. The aim is to publish in multiple formats on the web each week, but more on that very soon.

Final SRFI 45: Primitives for Expressing Iterative Lazy Algorithms

srfi-editors@srfi.schemers.org

Scheme Request for Implementation 45 "Primitives for Expressing Iterative Lazy Algorithms" by Andre van Tonder. has gone into ``final'' status.

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# | 2004-04-05T15:11:48

scsh 0.6.6

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

scsh, the Scheme Shell, 0.6.6 adds functionality to support the upcoming packaging proposal by Michel Schinz and removes code that does not conform to scsh's BSD-style license. Some bugs have been fixed.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:14

Preliminary call for Participation: FMCO 2004

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

Formal Methods for Components and Objects, Third International Symposium, 2 - 5 November 2004, Lorentz Center, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. Participation is limited to about 80 people.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:13

MzVim 0.500

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

A patch to the Vim editor to embedd MzScheme interpreter. Full access to Vim commands and registers, VimL built-in variables and functions (so there is no need to execute Vim statements in string literal form); OS-independent threads; Event-handling mechanism. Feedback will be highly appreciated.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:13

Bigloo 2.6c

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

Bigloo is "a practical Scheme compiler". This minor release improves interpreter speed and includes many small bugfixes.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:12

HtmlPrag version 0.7

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

HtmlPrag provides permissive HTML parsing capability to Scheme programs. Version 0.7 adds (long-overdue) parsing of verbatim elements like "script".

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:12

CFPapers: 1st European Lisp and Scheme Workshop

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

Workshop in Oslo, Norway, on 13 June. Submission deadline 5 April. Suggested topics and submission guidelines available now.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:11

Dot-Scheme 1.0

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

dot-scheme is a PLT Scheme bridge to the Microsoft .NET framework. To use dot-scheme you need PLT Scheme v206p1 and v1.1 of the .NET framework. Maybe it can be ported to use Mono, too.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:11

The Scheme Programming Language

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

Thoroughly updated third edition of this introduction to Scheme and definitive reference for standard scheme, by R. Kent Dybvig. 7 x 9, 329 pp., 16 illus., paper, ISBN 0-262-54148-3

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:10

PLT Scheme v206p1

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

Patch-level release that fixes two v206 bugs: printing scale bug on Windows NT/2000/XP and updates ProfessorJ. PLT Scheme is a R5RS scheme implementation with graphical user interface (optional) and a large library collection.

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# | 2004-04-08 10:30:09

Unicode Characters and Strings pre-draft-SRFIs

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

Tom Lord has added two more drafts to his collection about supporting Unicode in Scheme. He has asked for help with "Unicode Identifiers" in particular.

More info...

# | 2004-04-08 10:30:09

Investigating SXML and SSAX

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>
IBM's developerWorks runs an article on the Scheme XML representation and the most common library for handling it. Oleg wasn't aware of this article before it was published and the author uses Guile, which isn't in the basic SSAX distribution. Interesting. [31 Oct 2003]

# | 2004-04-08 10:30:08

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