[JDEV] Jabber Client feature question: scripting

Scott Robinson 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.

You won't hear me making a suggestion for Javascript or Java either. Both
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,
Javascript/Java, or a ANSI C like language are our only choices...

Scott.

* 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
> than JavaScript. ;^) I do not know how easy it would be to embed Guile into a
> Java program, but I hope to see *some* client use it; AFAIK it's a C library.
> 
> Allen Short
> 
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