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MIT Scheme

MIT Scheme is a complete implementation of R4RS Scheme, including a native-code compiler and integrated Emacs-like text editor. The compiler produces good but not outstanding code. The editor is a clone of GNU Emacs 18 with some Emacs 19 features, except that it is programmed and customized in Scheme rather than in Emacs Lisp. The tools form a complete programming environment.

MIT Scheme is an industrial-strength implementation, featuring a rich run-time library, integrated source-level debugging, portable 2D graphics, and extensive I/O capabilities. It is one of the oldest Scheme implementations, and is consequently fairly stable and debugged. It is the implementation that MIT uses for teaching "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs".

Current Version:   7.5.11

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No (there will be in near future)
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Release 7.4 supports Intel architecture running Linux, FreeBSD, BSDI, OS/2, and MS Windows 3.1/95/NT. Release 7.3 supports numerous other unix systems.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

8-12 MB of RAM, and 20 MB of disk space

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