Re: [wmii] Inferno/Styx - why wmii is in C and is part of the Anti-Matrix

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 09:08:43 +0200

On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 07:26:04PM -0400, John Nowak wrote:
> On May 17, 2006, at 5:52 AM, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> >Show me a graphics adaptor driver written in Scheme to prove its
> >general purpose facilities. I don't dismiss that Scheme has its
> >place, but to me it is not a general purpose language, even Java
> >or C++ are much more general purpose than Scheme or that Dylan
> >stuff, because they are applicable on a greater domain of
> >problems.
> Scheme is as general purpose as any other language. There is no
> reason that you couldn't use a dialect of Scheme for systems
> programming. It may not be the best tool for the job, but C is hardly
> the best tool for any job either. In either case, most Schemes have a
> foreign function interface, so this is never an issue.

I agree that judging a language 'general purpose' or not because
of its wide-spreadness is dumb. Sorry.


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