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[Scm-discuss] Scheme implementation scm-5e5 release

From: Aubrey Jaffer
Subject: [Scm-discuss] Scheme implementation scm-5e5 release
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 01:00:10 -0500 (EST)

This message announces the availability of Scheme release scm-5e5.

SCM conforms to Revised^5 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme
and the IEEE P1178 specification.  SCM is written in C and runs under
Amiga, Atari-ST, MacOS, MS-DOS, OS/2, NOS/VE, Unicos, VMS, Windows,
Unix, and similar systems.

SCM is free software and part of the GNU project.  It is released
under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Documentation and distributions in several formats are linked from
SCM's home page:


Links to distributions of SCM and related softwares are at the end of
this message.

scm-5e5 news:

* SCM is now a GNU package.
* SCM license is now LGPLv3.
* Documentation changed to GNU Free Documentation License.
* scm-discuss email group

 From Radey Shouman

  * repl.c (isymnames): Add name for IM_EVAL_VALUES.
  Fix igc prototype, avert warning.

  * eval.c (scm_eval_values, ceval_1): Catch VALUES arity errors
  in top-level repl evaluations.  Eg (list (values 1 2)) now
  throws an error even when typed to repl.

  * scm.h (IM_EVAL_VALUES): Add isym for use by scm_eval_values.

 From Bob Schumaker

  * macos-config.h, unexmacosx.c, lastfile.c:
  Added from Emacs for MacOS (darwin).

  * build.scm (C-libraries): Added dump and dlll darwin entries.
  (make-dll-archive, compile-dll-c-files): Added Darwin tagets.
  (manifest): Added entries for "macos-config.h" and "lastfile.c".

  * Makefile (all): Make only if /usr/X11R6/lib exists.
  (install, installlib): test -d is not needed with mkdir -p.

 From Aubrey Jaffer

  * build, Makefile, scm.spec: Put "-" between "scm" and version.

  * unexelf.c, unexmacosx.c, unexsgi.c, unexsunos4.c, gmalloc.c,
    lastfile.c, macos-config.h, r4rstest.scm, syntest2.scm,
    unexalpha.c, unexec.c, !#.c, build, build.scm, ecrt0.c,
    findexec.c, bench.scm:
  Changed license to GPL version 3.

  * Transcen.scm, Tscript.scm, unif.c, unix.c, x.c, xgen.scm,
    subr.c, sys.c, time.c, scm.texi, script.c, setjump.h, socket.c,
    split.scm, scm.c, scm.h, scmfig.h, scmhob.h, scmhob.scm,
    scmmain.c, repl.c, rgx.c, rope.c, sc2.c, scl.c, Macro.scm,
    Makefile, mkimpcat.scm, pi.c, pi.scm, posix.c, ramap.c,
    record.c, Iedline.scm, Init5e4.scm, Link.scm, Macexp.scm,
    inc2scm, ioext.c, Idiffer.scm, gsubr.c, hobbit.scm, .gdbinit,
    differ.c, disarm.scm, dynl.c, edline.c, eval.c,
    get-contoffset-ia64.c, byte.c, bytenumb.c, compile.scm,
    continue-ia64.S, continue.c, continue.h, crs.c, debug.c:
  Changed license to LGPL version 3.

  * Tscript.scm: Handle EOF.

  * byte.c (bytes-append, bytes->string, string->bytes): Added.

  * scm.nsi: Create shortcuts at installation; removed SCM.lnk.
  (MUI_ICON): Set to "SCM.ico".

  * scm.nsi (Uninstall): Delete tmp1, tmp2, and tmp3,
  scmlit.exe, implcat, and slibcat when uninstalling.

  * Makefile ($(htmldir)Xlibscm_toc.html)
  ($(htmldir)hobbit_toc.html): Add SCM.ico.
  (all): Make
  (libscm.a,,,, myturtle, Depend
  on scm.h and scmfig.h.

  * scm.h, repl.c: Made ints_disabled VOLATILE.

  * ANNOUNCE: Culled and reorganized URLs.

  * ioext.c (directory-for-each): Require 'filename, not 'glob.

  * Init5e4.scm (slib:features): Added srfi-96.

  * scm.c (init_scm): The streams when the program was dumped need
  to be reset at initialization.

  * Makefile (Checklit, Check): Added case-sensitive checks.

  * repl.c (scm_lreadr): Made case-insensitive for character names.

  * keysymdef.scm, x11.scm: X Window System Version 7.1.1
  Release Date: 12 May 2006
  X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1


SCM source is available from:
Also available as i386 binary RPM:
Also available as i386 MS-Windows installer:

SLIB is a portable Scheme library which SCM uses:
Also available as RPM:
Also available as MS-Windows installer:

JACAL is a symbolic math system written in Scheme:
Also available as RPM:
Also available as MS-Windows installer:

WB is a disk based, sorted associative array (B-tree) library for SCM.
Using WB, large databases can be created and managed from SCM.
Also available as i386 binary RPM:

FreeSnell is a program to compute optical properties of multilayer
thin-film coatings:
Also available as MS-Windows installer:

SIMSYNCH is a digital logic simulation system written in SCM.

XSCM is a X windows interface package which works with SCM:

TURTLSCM is a turtle graphics package which works with SCM on MS-DOS
or X11 machines:

#! implements "#!" (POSIX) shell-scripts for MS-DOS batch files.!.zip!.zip

SLIB-PSD is a portable debugger for Scheme (requires emacs editor):

SMG-SCM is an SMG interface package which works with SCM on VMS.

MacSCM is a Macintosh applications building package which works with
SCM (similar to XSCM).

Programs for printing and viewing TexInfo documentation (which SCM
has) come with GNU Emacs or can be obtained via ftp from:

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