Re: Three thoughts
> Guile is a Scheme _Interpreter_.
> Interpreters are
> much more simple to write and maintain
> compiler front-ends, especially for
> high-level languages such as Scheme,
> Python, etc. There are Scheme compilers
> there, but I don't think the GNU people
> wish to
> pursue this direction because guile is
> not intended
> to run very quickly as it is. Not more
> than perl or
> python, in any case.
> Same goes for Elisp. Better keep the
> code clean
> than start hacking on a useless GCC
> front-end. I
> don't know too much about Smalltalk.
Actually, Guile is eventually (hopefully soon) going to compile to bytecode and probably to machine code using a GCC frontend. Guile does need to run fast because Emacs will eventually be ported to run on Guile instead of using Elisp (There will be an Elisp translator so you will be able to use either one).
> % But what about Windowmaker (and
> % AfterSTEP) themes where you want to
> % what the dock tiles look like?
> % the shot to the top-left 640x480
> % excludes this important element of
> % theme. Grrr...
> Well, for Window Maker at least there
> is (usually) the clip in the top left...
> but we have put up a message stating
> what will be done with screenshots - I
> guess if you find a dodgy one it'd
> probably be best to IM the author to ask
> for a better one :-)
> - liedra
Why not offer the option of cropped or scaled? Or, why not like the old new themes.org where you had to pick the region for the link to the real shot and let the theme submitter click on the region they want to show up in the cropped screenshot (or at least offer an option of top-left, bottom-left, top-right, bottom-right, center).