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Bigloo is a Scheme system devoted to one goal: enabling Scheme based programming style where C(++) is usually required. Bigloo attempts to make Scheme practical by offering features usual to traditional programming languages but unusual to Scheme and functional programming:

  • An extended foreign interface
  • An object oriented system
  • A batch compiler
  • An explicit type system and compile time type mismatch detections
  • Simple exceptions
  • Practical IOs by the means of lexing and parsing tools

Current Version:   2.1c

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes,

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The release 1.9a was successfully compiled on: SPARC (SunOs4 and SunOs5), DEC Station 3000 (alpha OSF/1 V3.0), SGI (IP32), Intel-NeXTStep
It should run correctly (but has not been tested) on: DEC Station 3100 (mips r3000), NeXT 68k (using gcc version 2.7.2 or newer), IBM RS-6000 (AIX), SGI (IP20 and IP22), SONY-NEWS (mips r3000), PC-linux 1.2.13 (pentium)

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