Changeset 11796 in project


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Timestamp:
08/29/08 04:37:28 (12 years ago)
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Ivan Raikov
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Some fixes to paragraph formatting.

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  • wiki/elevator-pitch

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    2121* Works great in an environment where forking processes is cheap: you can write small, fast programs that are suitable for Unix-style design (forks, pipes, etc.). A good approach for shared-nothing, highly-scalable applications; unlike Java.
    2222
    23  Scheme occupies a unique niche. A research niche and an educational
     23     Scheme occupies a unique niche. A research niche and an educational
    2424 niche. It is not a language. Not R6RS, not R5RS, not R4Rs. It is an
    2525 idea. Or a collection of ideas. It is a framework. It is a way of
     
    2727 family of languages or dialects, not a single language. It is a
    2828 virus. It is the ultimate programming-language virus.
    29 
    30  The cat is already out of the bag and there is no way to get it back
     29     The cat is already out of the bag and there is no way to get it back
    3130 in. Once someone gets the mindset, they can implement their own
    3231 implementation, which is often a slightly different dialect. This has
     
    3433 of thousands or more if one counts all the people doing homework for
    3534 Scheme courses.)
    36 
    37  This happens for Scheme in a way that it doesn't for any other
     35     This happens for Scheme in a way that it doesn't for any other
    3836 language. Scheme has also served as a testbed for innovated language
    3937 ideas more than any other language, either by fueling such innovation
     
    4442 differentiation, genetic programming, types, automated reasoning,
    4543 ... just to name a few. 
    46 
    47  -- from the R6RS Ballot of Jeffrey Mark Siskind, author of Stalin
    48     and current (unofficial) maintainer of Scheme->C
     44    -- from the R6RS Ballot of Jeffrey Mark Siskind, author of Stalin
     45       and current (unofficial) maintainer of Scheme->C
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