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Scheme Review Lassi Kortela (23 Nov 2022 18:16 UTC)
Re: Scheme Review Jakub T. Jankiewicz (23 Nov 2022 20:14 UTC)
Re: Scheme Review Lassi Kortela (24 Nov 2022 07:39 UTC)
Re: Scheme Review Retropikzel (25 Nov 2022 09:53 UTC)
Re: Scheme Review Lassi Kortela (27 Nov 2022 07:15 UTC)

Re: Scheme Review Lassi Kortela 24 Nov 2022 07:39 UTC

> I'm not exactly sure how it would look like but I'm all in to have other
> people send some interesting code they wrote that you can test and comment.
> I would love to see different experiments written in Scheme that do something
> cool in Scheme. I don't code much scheme recently this would motivate me to
> write more.


> With my limited experience with latest SRFI I'm not that exited
> and motivate to write code.

SRFI works best to discuss relatively finished proposals. People who try
to use it for new ideas are often disappointed.

> The problem with SFRI is that they are a bit like islands one person write
> one and other comment. Also it's hard to follow discussion. If you see how
> JavaScript TC39 do it's proposals everything is public on GitHub you don't
> need to subscribe to each SRFI via mailing list ot see discussion and it's
> hard to actually participate in the process that is basically created by one
> person. It would be great if you have something like experiments where
> someone show cool thing written in Scheme some new syntax or something and
> people can comment.

Many SRFIs have more than one author. But it's true that only the
authors and the editor (Arthur) can directly make changes.

If commenters can modify the code or document being reviewed, that
sounds more like a wiki than a code review.

I looked at JavaScript TC39 and ReactJS RFCs. They look like SRFI in the
sense that one author (or a few authors) writes a proposal and others
comment. is entirely on GitHub. But it didn't
generate as much interest as SRFI. My guess is that a significant factor
is we did not publish drafts. The work disappears into the Git commits
and GitHub issues. A new draft gives a sense of accomplishment and
reminds people to look.

srfi-auto-subscribe (at subscribes you
automatically to all new SRFIs' mailing lists.

> So it will be more like RFC (Request for Comments), this is how ReactJS
> library from Facebook is proposing new features. They write proposal on
> GitHub as issue and other people comment. It need to be something where you
> can easy participate. I think that most developers have GitHub account so
> using GitHub for this is good idea.
> But it can be a website. But what I would like to have is RSS feed of the RFC
> and comments system based on GitHub. There are nice two OSS project that use
> issues and discussion on the repo as comments in different pages. So whole
> thing doesn't require a server. Creating RFC can be added as PR to repo
> (clear instruction need to be added to website that explain how to add one)
> Those are two systems:
> I like better giscus becasue you can use issues for different purpose.

RSS feed is a good idea, standard and well established.

Giscus and Utterances are a clever idea. OTOH a lot of good programmers
are starting to move away from GitHub since Microsoft started adding
Copilot and other stuff.

Let's wait for opinions from more people before we decide the platform.