On 11 Apr 2008, at 03:29, Isidor Zeuner wrote:
>> Regarding standardizing the POSIX and I/O subsystems of various Lisp
>> implementations, starting with SBCL, what about adopting IOlib as the
>> basis for all I/O in SBCL?
> To achieve standardization beyond implementation bounds, it seems
> rather pointless to simply throw in libraries. It may work in some
> cases to get the source code licenses right, but with more features
> added, there will always be Lisps which can use a particular library
> and Lisps which need an alternative. On the long run, this would most
> likely lead to even more conditionals needed in portable Common Lisp
> programs, because you'd have to check for all those libraries.
> Rather than that, striving for consensus on interface level would be
> preferable. I wonder why CLRFI (http://clrfi.alu.org/) does not get
> adopted, which serves exactly that goal.
CDR has gained some traction. See http://cdr.eurolisp.org/
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