Martin DeMello wrote:
> On 7/18/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
>> >
>> I do have the MIT Press Lisp 1.5 manual and McCarthy's two papers on
>> Lisp. I more or less don't like Common Lisp -- it's just too bloated. So
>> I think I'm more a Schemer now.
> 
> Which dialect? I've gotten into Chicken lately and it's very pleasant to
> use.
> 
> martin
> 
> 
I haven't settled on an implementation yet. Chicken is a good one, but
PLT has an excellent user interface (Dr Scheme), gambit-c has the
Erlang-like Termite for concurrent programming, Guile is ubiquitous, and
I think there is another one that's the fastest available because it has
the best compiler. At one point last year I installed all of the ones in
Gentoo's Portage repository to have a shootout, but I got nudged back
into Ruby shortly afterwards.

I think when all the smoke clears, it will be Gambit, though, because of
Termite. They're on the edge of a major release -- I think they're at
release candidate stage now.