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Old 03-05-2009, 11:54 PM
Daniel Moerner
Default Bug#518426: ITP: r6rs-doc -- Revised^6 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Daniel Moerner <dmoerner@gmail.com>

Package name : r6rs-doc
Version : 1.0
Upstream Author : Michael Sperber, et al
URL : http://www.r6rs.org/
License : We intend this report to belong to the entire Scheme
community, and so we grant permission to copy it in whole or
in part without fee. In particular, we encourage
implementors of Scheme to use this report as a starting
point for manuals and other documentation, modifying it as
Programming Lang: HTML and PDF for docs, Scheme for examples
Description : Revised^6 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme

This package contains the four parts of the R6RS report in both PDF and HTML
format. These parts are defined as follows:
r6rs: The report gives a defining description of the programming language
Scheme. Scheme is a statically scoped and properly tail-recursive dialect of
the Lisp programming language invented by Guy Lewis Steele Jr. and Gerald Jay
Sussman. It was designed to have an exceptionally clear and simple semantics
and few different ways to form expressions. A wide variety of programming
paradigms, including functional, imperative, and message passing styles, find
convenient expression in Scheme.
r6rs-lib: The report gives a defining description of the standard libraries of
the programming language Scheme.
r6rs-app: This document contains non-normative appendices to the Revised6
Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme. These appendices contain advice for
users and suggestions for implementors on issues not fit for standardization,
in particular on platform-specific issues.
r6rs-rationale: This document describes rationales for some of the design
decisions behind the Revised^6 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme. The
focus is on changes made since the last revision on the report. Moreover,
numerous fundamental design decisions of Scheme are explained. This report also
contains some historical notes.

Chris: I have CC'd you on this ITP because you maintain r5rs-doc. I sent you an
email about a week ago about the possibility of making r6rs-doc a separate
package because it is such a radical departure from previous Scheme
reports, with the specification of a standard library. Also, the fact
that several implementors, including mit-scheme, gambit, chicken, and bigloo,
don't intend to support r6rs suggests that both r5rs and r6rs should be
in Debian concurrently. I welcome any thoughts you have about the matter.

Daniel Moerner

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