Lots of Kawa changes
Kawa has seemingly been pretty quiet, but lately I'm been making a lot of little improvements.
While it's going to take a while before Kawa can claim to implement R6RS, I've made a bunch of changes that bring it closer:
Support the R6RS
importkeyword, including support for renaming.
Various little changes in character literal and string literal syntax.
The comment prefix
#;skips the following S-expression, as specified by SRFI-62.
All the R6RS exact bitwise arithmetic functions are now implemented and documented in the manual. The new standard functions (for example
bitwise-and) are now preferred over the old functions (for example
Kawa also support some new SRFIs:
SRFI-62 (S-expression comments);
SRFI-64 (Scheme API for test suites);
SRFI-95 (Sorting and Merging);
SRFI-97 (Names for SRFI Libraries). The last is a naming convention for R6RS
import statements to reference SRFI libraries.
Also a lot of other changes and performance improvements. See the Kawa news page for more information.
It is (way past) time for an actual release, which will be called Kawa 1.10. I think we've got enough features (I'm hopying to add JSR-223 support before I call it done), but there is lots of little cleanups, plus documentation to write.