|Scheme 48 1.6 available email@example.com (Michael Sperber) (2007-03-19)|
|From:||Michael Sperber <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||19 Mar 2007 15:40:08 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||19 Mar 2007 15:40:08 EDT|
Scheme 48 is an implementation of Scheme written by Richard Kelsey and
Jonathan Rees. It is based on a byte-code interpreter and is designed
to be used as a testbed for experiments in implementation techniques
and as an expository tool. It comes with a module system, an extensive
set of libraries, an interactive command-line-based development
environment and a manual in various formats. Scheme 48 runs on most
Unix/Linux systems, as well as Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista, and is
Scheme 48 is available (under a very liberal license) from
Scheme 48 1.6 is mostly a bug-fix release. Users of Scheme 48 1.5 are
strongly encouraged to upgrade.
The Scheme 48 maintainers
03/19/07 (version 1.6)
An autogen.sh script for generating the various generated
files from source was added.
Infrastructure for creating, running and composing test
suites was added. As a result, "make check" now runs more
tests than before.
It is now possible for adventurous users to run the linker
in PLT Scheme.
"make image" now assumes a Unicode-capable Scheme 48.
A bug where automatic port-flushing would churn trying to
write to a blocking socket was fixed.
An infinite loop upon (/ 0.0 0.0) was fixed. (reported by
A bug that made SYSTEM unusable was fixed. (reported by
A bug with package mutation, which made running the
PreScheme compiler on the VM break was fixed.
Bugs related to the conversion between OS strings and
strings on command-line handling were fixed. (reported by
Compilation using gcc now uses the -munaligned-doubles flag
where available, which is needed on SPARCs to make
floating-point arithmetic work.
Compilation older versions Cygwin that don't have langinfo.h
should be fixed.
Some problems with installing and running on Windows Vista
were fixed. (thanks to Axel T. Schreiner)
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