R. Kent Dybvig, professor emeritus of Computer Science at Indiana University, now with Cisco, has recently open sourced version 9.4 of his formerly commercial Scheme compiler Chez Scheme.
Racket, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.5, writes Ryan Culpepper on Racket blog. The new version adds several new features, including improvements to typed/untyped code interaction, faster iteration on hash tables and sets, and more.
LambdaNative is an open-source Scheme-based cross-platform development framework that supports a wide range of platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, OS X, Linux, Windows, OpenBSD, NetBSD and OpenWrt. InfoQ has spoken with Chris Petersen, Ph.D., leader of the development team behind behind LambdaNative.
PLT Design has released version 6.1 of Racket, its general purpose, multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family. Racket 6.1 introduces a new way of handling local recursive variable definitions and several other language features.
IronScheme, the R6RS implementation of Scheme for DLR, has reached RC1 after one year of being in beta.
The Scheme Steering Committee is proposing the split of the Scheme language in two which temporarily are called Small Scheme and Large Scheme.
This article, written by Per Jacobsson, is aimed at Java developers curious about Lisp. It discusses the different dialects of Lisp that are available on the JVM today, and gives a crash course in how Lisp programming works and what makes it unique. Finally it looks at how Lisp code can be integrated with a Java system.
Dynamic Languages are all the rage over the last year. Thanks to Llewellyn Pritchard two classics, Lisp and Scheme, are receiving the attention they deserve to run on the .NET runtime.