Re: Want to kickstart the Scheme API already? Arthur A. Gleckler 20 Apr 2019 22:27 UTC
Lassi Kortela <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: | So the URL structure would be something like this (illustrated with the wishful thinking that we could acquire api.scheme.org one day): | ;; R5RS metadata as S-expressions: | https://api.scheme.org/v1/r5rs.scm That one is my favorite. That can be downloaded once (or infrequently) and the client can get nearly instantaneous responses from then on. Figuring out the details of that metadata format, or something like it, seems necessary for handling many of the other HTTP requests, anyway, so it seems like a good investment to work on that first. Of course, the metadata format should include some sort of version information for the format, as well as a timestamp indicating when the metadata was captured. As with the protocol, if anything isn't perfect, you can update the version number. | There's Language Server Protocol (LSP) which is an open specification from Microsoft, but as far as I can tell it's meant to be a personal server to back a REPL session, not a public server on the internet that serves the same content to everybody in the world. I looked at their overview here, and I agree with your conclusion: https://microsoft.github.io/language-server-protocol/overview It sure would be nice to take advantage of all the work they've done, though.