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[Scm-discuss] Scheme release scm-5e7

From: Aubrey Jaffer
Subject: [Scm-discuss] Scheme release scm-5e7
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 18:59:42 -0400 (EDT)

This message announces the availability of Scheme release scm-5e7.

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-5e7 news:

  * Supports GNU configure.
  * Makefile: Reorganized per <>.
  * ioext.c (copy-file): Added.
    (init_ioext): Added directory*-for-each.
  * sys.c (free_storage): Removed late call to lfflush() which
    caused segfault in fc9.
  * Fixed build.
  * build.scm (wb): Added c-lib pthread.
    (C-libraries): pthread added.
  * hobbit.texi (Compiling And Linking): Fixed quoting in example
    compile commands for MS-DOS prompt.
  * scm.texi (Numeric): Added infinite?, finite?, exact-round,
    exact-floor, exact-ceiling, and exact-truncate.
    (Bit Vectors): Fixed doc for bit-set*!.

  From Radey Shouman:
  * Macexp.scm (macro:expand-syntax): Fix non-pretty case.
    Fully expand identifier macros.
  * eval.c (scm_macroexpand1): Properly handle identifier macros.
    (macroexp1):  Fixed for the case of the first argument an
    identifier -- used to return a list headed by address@hidden
    (ceval_1):  Fixed argument number check for nullary procedures --
    used to incorrectly call scm_dynthrow.

Details at


SCM source is available from:
Also available as binary RPMs:
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 binary RPMs:

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

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

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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