[JDEV] Jabber Client feature question: scripting
scott at tranzoa.com
Thu Aug 5 23:43:44 CDT 1999
I was waiting for someone to mention Guile. As wonderful as this particular
implementation of Scheme is, in my opinion Scheme is the _wrong_ language to
use for Jabber. They just weren't designed with the same purposes in mind.
Scheme being much more mathematically inclined.
are to heavy.
We need something in widespread use. We don't want people to learn a new
language when they want to modify the client. However, the language must
also have support for wherever we port our client. So far means C, Java, and
TCL/Tk. With those requirements, and as much as I don't like it, Guile,
* Allen Short translated into ASCII [Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 10:59:48PM -0500][<m11CbAb-002fAKC at ghostwheel.dhis.org>]
> >My question is: what scripting language would you want to use to customize a
> >Jabber client?
> GUILE! Guile is the up-and-coming extension language; it has the advantage of
> being designed for the purpose unlike, f'rex, Perl. Plus, it's more civilized
> Java program, but I hope to see *some* client use it; AFAIK it's a C library.
> Allen Short
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