Le mer. 17 juil. 2019 à 12:09, Lassi Kortela <xxxxxx@lassi.io> a écrit :
> Thanks for proposing this Amirouche. A competition is an interesting and
> fresh idea. And Scheme is an excellent language for competitive
> programming with its fast prototyping and simple core.
> >     I really hope people will come... I also hope my latin riddles are no
> >     inappropriate.
> I like them :) Playfulness is good.
> >     I contacted 3 companies to seek sponsors. I got one clarification
> >     request and another "transfer to the correct department" reply. Among
> >     them there is a french cloud company, a french registar and t-shirt
> >     company.
> Excellent initiative.
> > Drew Devault the creator and maintainer of sourcehut.org
> > <http://sourcehut.org> (as known as the hacker forge) agreed to
> > sponsor the event and will offer 3 typical hacker accounts
> > for a total value of *150 $*.
> Wow, that is awesome news!
> >     Do you know companies that would be interested to sponsor the event?
> Big companies like Google or Microsoft probably have some kind of
> developer outreach program that might want to do it. Google does Summer
> of Code every year, and that program sponsors all kinds of projects,
> even some very non-mainstream but promising ones.

I am not sure they will be interested in such a simple task as a static blog
generator. But who knows?

> >         You will find attached to this mail the first draft of a document
> >         that describe a competition with the goal of building a static
> >         blog generator.
> Your plan is very well written. You clearly put a lot of thought into it.
> >         link:
> >         https://git.sr.ht/~schemers/competition-2019-static-blog-generator
> What does ~schemers mean in the URL - is "schemers" a username you
> registered at SourceHut?

schemers is the handle of the source hut account that host the competition.
I needed a neutral name to avoid confusion with my other handle where I
host arew scheme etc...

> >                 Something I would like to add and make really big in the
> >                 comparator is the
> >                 number of static blog generator per scheme
> >                 implementations. A static weblog
> >                 generator can be very complex even complicated, but it
> >                 would also show how
> >                 big and alive a community is. It would be IMO more
> >                 interesting than the number
> >                 of github stars.
> You may be right. It might also give the impression that schemers are
> "re-inventing the wheel" too much to have many programs of the same
> type.

Two things:

1) I may have become a scheme "fanboy" but I am pro single language stack .
One needs to master its tools. Especially for things like blog engine that should
be a no fuss experience. I have tried many I have always been disappointed.
That's why I rolled my own (in Guile, then Python, now I will rewrite it in Scheme
for the competition, even if I will not take part in the competition, it will be kind of
"solution" implementation).

2) It is already a thing, look at any language in https://staticgen.com they is
competition in every single language. It is an informal competition but still.

> I really have no idea which way people would see it. If you want
> to try it, I support you. I think we face many unknowns at this point so
> the most important thing is that we keep going and trying new things. If
> site generators inspire you, you should definitely promote them.
> Inspiration keeps up momentum.


> >             That would be fun.  I might even contribute my own.  I gave
> >             a lightning talk about it earlier this year, but the
> >             software isn't in quite good enough shape to publish yet:
> >
> >             https://speechcode.com/define-blog-post
> Looks very neat :) I like the HTML-as-S-expressions thing a lot.
> I probably won't have time enter the competition myself, but we'll see.
> I'd like to put as much time as possible into Schemedoc/Schemeweb and
> other Scheme/Lisp standardization efforts since that's where I can help
> the most.
> > I will wait a few more hours and then send a mail to schemes mailing lists.
> Are there any general-interest Scheme mailing lists, or you mean each
> implementation's own list?

I will send a personalized mail to the scheme newsgroup (via google groups
interface) and also to individual mailing lists.