About Scheme

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.

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Scheme is a dialect of Lisp.

Language Reference/Standards


  • 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)

Packaging scheme

TODO: find info for packaging scheme

Which MOTU has knowledge


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