Scheme is a statically scoped and properly tail-recursive dialect of the Lisp programming language invented by Guy Lewis Steele Jr. and Gerald Jay Sussman. It was designed to have an exceptionally clear and simple semantics and few different ways to form expressions. A wide variety of programming paradigms, including imperative, functional, and message passing styles, find convenient expression in Scheme.
(taken from http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/projects/scheme/)
Scheme is a dialect of Lisp.
Revised Scheme Report (current version 5): http://www.schemers.org/Documents/Standards/R5RS/
- chicken (simple scheme to c-compiler)
- bigloo (compiler)
- drscheme (IDE and interpreter)
- mit-scheme (The MIT/GNU Scheme development environment... FIXME: Compiler or Interpreter)
- mzscheme (intepreter)
- rscheme (interpreter and compiler)
- scm (interpreter)
- guile (interpreter)
TODO: find info for packaging scheme
Which MOTU has knowledge
StefanPotyra (sistpoty): some knowledge about language, but none about packaging.