2011/9/5 Michael Schumacher <schum...@gmx.de>:
> I'd like to comment on the blog post, or see comments by someone else, but 
> I'd like to clarify our plans for Scheme in GIMP first.

If we look at what programming languages that are popular [1], we can
see that the vast majority of languages in use today have a syntax
where 1 + 1 is written "1 + 1" and not "(+ 1 1)". If we want to have a
main scripting language that as many as possible can use with as
little effort as possible, Scheme is simply not an alternative. For
most programmers, Scheme is an odd language. In the long term I think
it is inevitable that we need to replace Scheme with something that
has a syntax that is more mainstream.

However, doing the switch is a huge task and we have other things that
are more important to work on, so I don't see this happening any time

 / Martin

[1] http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html


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