Sunday, October 27, 2013

scheme

Scheme is one of the two main dialects of the programming language Lisp. The other is Common Lisp. Scheme follows a minimalistic approach with a small core. It was developed at the MIT AI Lab by Guy L. Steele and Gerald Jay Sussman via a series of academic memos, known as the Lambda Papers, over the period 1975–1980.

Scheme is a good start point to implement a new programming language, because it is simple (homoiconicity), and it's compactness and elegance.


The Scheme language is standardized in the official IEEE standard.There is a de facto standard called the Revisedn Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme (RnRS). The most widely implemented standard is R5RS (1998), and a new standard R6RS was ratified in 2007.


There are a lot of implementations, you can see in the this list: http://community.schemewiki.org/?scheme-faq-standards#implementations

I hope very soon voidtype.com publish its own implementation.

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