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    ober @ober waves
    Daniel Peters
    @dtpeters
    hey all
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    hello!
    salotz
    @salotz
    so what is with R7RS? whispers on the net say its as big a project as common lisp? Are there some new insights into language design that allows for greater consensus on a more ambitious standard?
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    well, it's a little disjoint in my opinion
    but we already support the large Tangerine standard
    drewc @drewc enjoys not caring about which standard academics want to write papers about
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    we make our own standards!
    Marc-André Bélanger
    @belmarca
    what ISO code do we have?
    ISO 31337?
    or is it ANSI Gerbil
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    lol
    salotz
    @salotz
    Is there a name story for gerbil?
    I could get into the Dune angle. Its always nice to have good names for projects
    Marc-André Bélanger
    @belmarca
    there is a weird story that @ober might bring up
    completely unrelated but it has to do with emacs and gerbils
    salotz
    @salotz
    a response to Go's gophers? or does it predate Go?
    Marc-André Bélanger
    @belmarca
    you would have to ask vyzo, I think it's more simple than that. He likes gerbils
    salotz
    @salotz
    sure but you can always post facto have fun with it and start unnecessary rivalries :smirk:
    "the sexps must flow"
    Drew Crampsie
    @drewc
    Muad'dib! Dessert mouse = Gerbil? I'm so in. My eyes are red from real Cannabinoids, not blue from a fake one like Spice, but I know the Wierding Way and do Prana-bindu!
    salotz
    @salotz
    exactly. I'll pass on the bloodshot eyes though
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    dessert rats
    they are awesome furry animals
    i really like gerbils
    salotz
    @salotz
    The kangaroo rat, jerboa, etc. are technically gerbils and not a mouse or rat so its not too much of a slant pun
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    they are also gregarious, which is a good fit for an actor language :)
    salotz
    @salotz

    dessert rats

    I have a bunch of Peruvians in my house. They have these up in the Andes

    vyzo
    @vyzo
    nice!
    salotz
    @salotz
    I read that gerbils are particularly good pets because they are very efficient with their waste. Because they conserve water
    unlike gophers...
    @vyzo do you have a colony of gerbils?
    Drew Crampsie
    @drewc
    Peruvians? White eyes. slightly glassed over after playing a certain form of billiards where spots and dots are not united.
    salotz
    @salotz
    It was a (bad) joke about Peruvians eating guinea pigs (rodents) (for dessert)
    vyzo
    @vyzo
    I used to!
    Drew Crampsie
    @drewc
    Mine was a bad joke about Peruvian Flake ... I suppose I should stop making my humour involve substances that have nothing to do with Jihad or Scheme :P
    salotz
    @salotz
    @fare is there something visible of your observable system proof of concept?
    François-René Rideau
    @fare
    Hi. You mean, for my new blockchain DApp language? see alacrity-lang.org
    François-René Rideau
    @fare
    or the notion of observability in general? Well, I don't have a general-purpose implementation of it (though see my undefended thesis https://j.mp/FarePhD ), but same thesis explains how you can see many existing things as particular cases of observability.
    salotz
    @salotz
    @fare I've been reading watching that stuff. In one of your talks I think you said something about having a proof of concept and was curious if that was anything concrete
    and yes I'm seeing it everywhere now. Connecting JIT compilers, GC, and process migration conceptually is pretty powerful. The fact that you think Gambit is special this way makes me want to understand it's design more
    François-René Rideau
    @fare
    Each of the individual concept in my thesis can be illustrated with existing systems. Some of them with Gambit. But no system, not even today's Gambit, provides these concepts as something exposed to users.
    javan
    @javan-z
    newbie here. Can gerbil call gambit and vice versa? Or rather could I use lambdanative with gerbil?
    Marc-André Bélanger
    @belmarca
    if lambdanative is a library yes you should be able to
    gerbil is just a metalanguage, it's compiled to gambit scheme
    javan
    @javan-z
    @belmarca thanks!
    Marc-André Bélanger
    @belmarca
    I haven't really looked into lambdanative but it looks like it is also some sort of build system?
    Oberheim
    @ober
    lambdanative is just a nice gui framework on gambit.
    Oberheim
    @ober
    https://www.donhopkins.com/home/catalog/images/jsol-rms-gerbil-liz-mg.jpg "I don't know, why DO you duct tape your gerbil?" -rms