Re: Is there an index of symbols defined by the various SRFI's? Ciprian Dorin Craciun 26 Mar 2018 16:01 UTC
On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 6:44 PM, John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Yes, they are in the git repos under > github.com/scheme-requests-for-implementation. However, working from the > source is problematic because you will get purely internal names as well. Unfortunately by looking at the first 4 or 5 repositories on GitHub (the latest updated ones), there doesn't seem to be a common pattern for conveying the reference implementation. For example: * SRFI 153 has only HTML files; * SRFI 150 has an `./srfi` folder with various sources, some which seem to include other SRFI's (perhaps dependencies); * SRFI 48 seems to have only tests; That is why I wondered about an "official" place where all the reference implementation sources were available. Parsing the HTML specifications I think would yield too many false-positives (i.e. symbols which are in fact not defined by that SRFI). Another approach (if the SRFI community and authors would be interested in) would be to create an online form where one would fill some minimal information about the various definitions proposed by each SRFI, like for example: * the identifier and type of a definition; (with a special case if the definition is in fact an alias of another definition;) * a link (perhaps with an href tag) to the documentation (which most likely would be the link to the SRFI paragraph defining it); * am I missing something? Would the SRFI community and authors be willing to fill in such a "database"? (I'm not asking about implementing the forms, just about the willingness to fill them.) Better yet, instead of a "form-based system" we could create a Git repository (on GitHub), and specify an s-expression format that would "collect" all the data. Thus by using pull requests we can start filling this in. (Afterwards I could cobble something to generate the HTML and other useful export formats based on that data.) Ciprian.