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Scheme in a nutshell

  • Scheme is one of the two major Lisp dialects used for general-purpose programming, the other one being Common Lisp.
  • Scheme provides very few primitives defined in its core (known as the "RnRS standard" where "n" is an integer) as the rest is defined in extensions or libraries.
  • Scheme can be used for any kind of software development and can be learned in a single day thanks to its minimalist yet powerful design.
  • High order programming and macros allow the developers using Scheme to write efficient and easily maintainable code, hence Scheme's label as the programming language of choice for many industries as well as academics.
  • Among programming languages, Scheme is quite unique about natively supporting continuations, a very powerful language construct using which for instance exception handling, coroutines, and weblocks behaviour can be implemented.

Scheme is a solid way to state of the art software development.


  • The Revised5 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme here and more in particular here.

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