Re: Tiering Scheme implementations by featurefulness Duy Nguyen (16 Feb 2020 02:07 UTC)
Re: Tiering Scheme implementations by featurefulness Duy Nguyen 16 Feb 2020 02:07 UTC
On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 9:50 PM Lassi Kortela <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> For many docs/guides projects, it would be useful to divide Scheme
> implementations into tiers. The big, full-featured ones are complex and
> benefit from a detailed exposition of their features and pitfalls.
> Meanwhile, it's still nice to cover small implementations, but since
> they are simpler they require less detail. It'll also a bit confusing
> (especially to newbies) to have large and small implementations mixed up
> in the same listing.
If this is only about newbies, I'd rather have a separate document to
guide them, pointing of pros and cons of each Scheme. Putting all
Schemes in one-dimensional scale from "worst" to "best" is hard and
likely misleading. For summary (and for more experienced uers), a
matrix of features would suffice.