22nd May 13:45
New attempt at a Scheme code repository
I have been revisiting the languages of my youth (Scheme and Lisp) and
have fallen in love with Scheme again.
Unfortunately, I have have found that I have forgotten more than I
ever knew of Scheme. While trying to write something personally
useful, I set out to search for an example of issuing a simple HTTP
GET from within the Scheme48 environment subsequent to a socket
connection to a remote webserver. I, more or less, came up with
Googling for scheme code and examples can be dreary due to the amout
of references to sites using the word "scheme" outside of the context
I'm interested in. I began to think about how nice it would be to
have a fully searchable site containing contributed Scheme code,
organized by clearly defined categories.
And, given that I'm terribly **** I'm an idea candidate for putting
such a site together.
So here I am, out of USENET lurk mode, soliciting you for your code
and links to other people's code.
I request that submitted code meet the following conditions:
1. A reasonably "free" license (BSD, GPL/LGPL, Artisic, PD, Creative
2. Reassonably commented code. It is my intent that this site will be
accessed by students looking for examples. In this case, comments are
not just nice, they are necessary.
3. A brief comment at the head of the code stating which Scheme
implimentations the code has been tested on.
4. Supporting libraries and modules must be included with your
contribution unless said libs and mods are a standard part of your
I fully intend to provided weekly tarballs of the site, along with any
database dumps/schema on the site itself. In this way, I hope to
ensure the continuity of the archive beyond my interest in it.
I have secured a domain for this purpose: crackpotscheme.org I have
hosting and am currently working on the site.
I hope you will considere making a contribution to this project.
Questions, code, etc. to: email@example.com
Thank you for your time.