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Resend: RFS: b5, bfc, gauche-readline, sokoedit, stx2any, tinyscheme

Hello.  I would like to renew my request for sponsorship for these
packages.  I would especially like to find a sponsor for stx2any and
tinyscheme (the original author of the ITP has not responded thus far to
my queries), which I'd most like to see in Debian.

All the packages, source and binary, are available at


On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:05:21PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> b5 is my own software project.  It was previously written in C, but I
> changed the implementation to be on Scheme for maintainability reasons.
> Package: b5
> Architecture: all
> Depends: gauche
> Description: A purely functional macro processor
>  b5 is a simple programming language and macro processor featuring
>  referential transparency, lazy evaluation and rearrangeable output.
>  .
>  b5 can be used as a (semi-)practical text generation tool, a
>  text-oriented programming language, or as a teaching vehicle for
>  understanding lambda calculus from a practical point of view.
> License: own BSD-like (two-clause)

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:08:29PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> bfc still remains one of the best optimising compilers for the language
> brainfuck.  Its code is messy, but it works.
> Package: bfc
> Architecture: any
> Description: Compiler and interpreter for brainfuck
>  Brainfuck is an esoteric language with lots of tradition.  This package
>  contains the traditional C interpreter and a "new" compiler, which does
>  many nice optimisations.
> License: own BSD-like (two-clause), some parts in the public domain

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:15:09PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> This is a simple pure-Scheme equivalent of GNU readline for Gauche, a
> Scheme implementation.  It was written by Julian Fondren and Shiro Kawai
> (who is the author of Gauche).
> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0.0), gauche
> Package: gauche-readline
> Architecture: all
> Depends: gauche
> Description: Readline-like library for gauche
>  This is a pure Scheme library that provides functionality similar to
>  GNU readline for the Scheme implementation Gauche.
> License: public domain

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:21:21PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0.0), stx2any, python
> Package: sokoedit
> Architecture: all
> Depends: python
> Description: A curses editor for Sokoban levels
>  sokoedit is a curses-based editor for Sokoban levels, written in
>  Python.  Sokoban is a traditional Unix game that requires wits and good
>  pattern recognition abilities.
> License: own BSD-like (two-clause)

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:25:26PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> stx2any is a software package that I use, among other things, to write
> my web pages and the man pages of my software.  It has a small but
> existent user base. :)  Discussion about why I deem this piece of
> software worthwhile can be found at
> http://sange.fi/~atehwa/cgi-bin/piki.cgi/stx2any
> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0.0), w3m
> Package: stx2any
> Architecture: all
> Depends: m4, python (>= 2.1)
> Description: Converter from structured text to other formats
>  stx2any is a converter from structured text (Stx), which is plaintext
>  written in a standardised way, into other formats.  Formats available
>  currently include HTML, man, raw text, PostScript and LaTeX.
>  .
>  This package also contains the utilities strip_stx, gather_stx_titles,
>  extract_usage_from_stx and html2stx.
> License: own BSD-like (two-clause)

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:30:11PM +0200, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> Upstream Author: Dimitrios Souflis <dsouflis@acm.org>
> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0.0), stx2any
> Package: tinyscheme
> Architecture: any
> Description: Very small scheme implementation
>  TinyScheme is an implementation that aims to very small memory
>  footprint while being as close to R5RS as practically feasible.
>  TinyScheme is also a good base for hacking, given the implementation's
>  small size, easy glueing with C and code being fully reentrant.  There
>  is also a project, Schemix, that embeds TinyScheme in the Linux kernel.
>  .
>  TinyScheme is based on an s-expression evaluator.
>  .
>  This package distributes TinyScheme as a standalone executable, ts.
> License: own BSD-like

personal contact:	panu.kalliokoski@helsinki.fi, +35841 5323835
technical contact:	atehwa@iki.fi, http://www.iki.fi/atehwa/
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