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Bug#421745: RFA: bigloo -- A practical Scheme compiler

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

My primary focus is on other things these days, and this package would
benefit from someone using it more than I do, so this is the formal
request for adoption for the bigloo package.

Some of the work to do on the package:
- package new upstream release
- activate the .net backend
- maybe switch to the system libgc
- ensure the emacs mode is correctly integrated and does not interact
  in unwanted ways with standard modes (maybe split the -ude package ?)
- hunt for the pending arch-dependant issues (hppa, m68k)
- work with upstream to make the build system more resilient

The package description is:
 Bigloo is a Scheme system which includes a compiler generating
 C, java, or .NET code, and an interpreter.
 Bigloo conforms to IEEE Scheme and is mostly conformant to Revised^5
 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme with many extensions:
  - SRFI 0, 2, 6, 8, 9, 18, 22, 28, and support for using the
  reference implementations of other SRFIs.
  - Rgc, a lex facility.
  - Match, a pattern-matching compiler.
  - Foreign languages interface.
  - Module language.
  - Extension package system.
  - An LALR facility.
  - An Object system.
  - Some DSSSL support features.
  - Unicode characters and strings.
  - Process, Pipe and Socket support.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (90, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=french (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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