[gambit-list] The two package systems

Guillaume Cartier gcartier at jazzscheme.org
Tue Nov 8 18:22:15 EST 2011


There's actually 3 with JazzScheme to make things even more complicated!

IMHO you should go with Blackhole. It seems the one pretty much
everyone is using at the moment. Snow is dead and JazzScheme while in
very active development is more geared towards our in-house needs at
the moment.

Guillaume

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> The gambit wiki lists two package systems, Snow and Blackhole.
>
> Is either of them preferred in some sense?  Can they be used together?
>
> The show installation guide mentions a generic snow and shows for
> specific Scheme implementations.  On the "links" page it mentions that a
> gambit-specific implementation is a work in progress.
>
> In the HOST section of the packages page, there's a host-gambit package.
> Is it the one that's a work in progress?  Or has the work progressed to
> usability by now.
>
> So ... which Snow implementation do you recommend for use?
>
> And is there anything else I should know before I start?
>
> -- hendrik
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