Hi Mr. Mental, ;)
Here's an idea to consider. It came about from a
discussion with a schemer on IRC about the use of
scheme 'embedded' in software to extend its purpose.
This is a *very* low priority idea (and not even a request,
What about having a game module which uses Guile
(GNU's embedded scheme library implementation), and
stores games, written in scheme, in the database?
Authorised users could then write games for this module
and upload them to the module using a mechanism
such as DCC.
I believe Scheme can be byte-compiled on many
systems, although I'm unsure of whether Guile can do
this. If it can, it would prove to be a powerful addition to
the game module, and could invite a large variety of
unique user submitted games. Even if it can't, it's still
faster to parse than most scripting languages due to its
Many IRC bots already use Scheme as an extension
language, these days, too.
This idea was only considered for submission because
you seem to like torturing yourself, James, with beyond-
the-norm things to program ;)
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