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Qscheme is a fast and small implementation of Scheme written in C. It is easy to interface with dynamic libraries (since most of the external functions and variables can be declared directly in Scheme, without any special C coding) and should be easy to use as an extension language. Qscheme supports foreign function call and dynamic library. A Perl-like regular expression module is provided as an example. Benchmarks show that it is generally between 2 and 70 times faster than other scheme interpreters. It now intergrates GTK/libglade bindings. other features include efficient error and exception handling with catch/throw, support for UNIX scripting, native multithreading support, modular programming support, and a new socket interface so you can build a simple client/server on TCP/IP.


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey29 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Daniel Crettol Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:dan@sof.ch

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use gmp-2.0.2.tar.gz
Required to use ffcall-1.6.tar.gz
Required to use pcre-3.1.tar.gz
Weak prerequisite libglade

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 January 2001.


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