Testing the waters.

Harvey J. Stein abel@netvision.net.il
Thu, 8 May 1997 16:14:41 +0300

Lars Thomas Hansen writes:
 > From: Drew R Whitehouse <Drew.Whitehouse@anu.edu.au>
 > >	Are there any decent native i386 scheme compilers at the
 > >moment ? 
 > MIT Scheme comes to mind.  The latest version runs on both Win32 and
 > Linux, so one would imagine they've spent some time on making it
 > portable.  The one worry I have about MIT Scheme is its non-generational
 > GC, both because it doesn't have one (you definitely want generational
 > gc), but also because one wonders about _why_ it doesn't have one -- was
 > it because no-one bothered to sit down and do it, or because it would be
 > hard to fit into the existing code base?  I really don't know.

There's also scheme->C, bigloo, gambit-C, hobbit, stalin, and rscheme,
but these all output C code which must then be compiled by a C
compiler, so I don't know if you want to count them.

Harvey J. Stein
Berger Financial Research