Re: Sawfish in python??? scheme?


On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:24:47 +0900 (JST) Teika Kazura <teika lavabit com> wrote:

> Maybe other Scheme than guile is desired.

There are many Scheme implementations out there.  A lot of them are very
limited and probably wouldn't fit Sawfish's needs.  OTOH, there are a
small group of very good ones.

Eli mentioned Racket, which is one of the "very good ones" group.

I'd like to mention Chicken (  Chicken is a quite
fast Scheme implementation, small in terms of size, big in terms of
features.  Chicken focuses practical applications of Scheme. Chicken
compiles Scheme to C (which can then be compiled to native code),and can
also interpret Scheme code (i.e., it does provide a REPL).

The Chicken FFI makes the integration of Scheme and C code easy (see

Also, Chicken can be easily extended by eggs.  There is a quite large
set of extensions, for several development areas (see for the full
list of available extensions).

The Chicken community is known to be very friendly and responsive (see for the available groups and
discussion forums).  Additionally, there's a fairly good documentation
for the core system (see and for

Best wishes.

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