Free Software Foundation!

Join now


From Free Software Directory
Revision as of 10:37, 12 April 2011 by WikiSysop (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation,

This program is currently part of the SCM Scheme implementation.

Hobbit is a small optimizing scheme-to-C compiler written in R4RS Scheme and intended for use together with SCM scheme. It compiles full R4RS (with the exception of mutual tail recursion and hygienic macros) and supports defmacros.

Hobbit treats SCM files as a C library and provides integration of compiled procedures and variables with the SCM interpreter as new primitives. It compiles scheme files to C files and does not provide anything else by itself (eg. calling the C compiler, dynamic loading).

Hobbit (derived from hobbit5x) is included in SCM since 2007. Hobbit4d has also been ported to an old version of Guile.


Documentation included.

Previous version available in HTML and PDF format.


version hobbit.scm (stable)
released on 27 March 2013

VCS Checkout

cvs co scm/hobbit.scm


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey3 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Tanel Tammet Original author
A. Jaffer Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 September 2015.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.

Personal tools