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> Using a C-compiled Lisp/Scheme? If you want to up the ante a few more
> years, drop C and write a native compiler. Are there any free Lisp
> assemblers out there? I have a Scheme assembler if there's nothing
> better, but it's x86-only right now and the ELF linker is primitive and
> doesn't handle shared libraries.
I jsut started playing with the Chicken scheme-to-C compiler and it
looks very promising. It's pretty well documented and offers a good
stepping stone for people (like me) that are experienced C programmers
but can't figure out how to do everything in Lisp/Scheme yet. Combine
that with an online R5RS and scheming gets pretty fun and far less
frustrating (so far, but I haven't done that much substantial work
with it yet). It's quite well documented as well (ie. there's an
actual manual that's usable).
If anybody is interested in using it and is running Gentoo Linux, I
wrote an ebuild that you can use to install and test it out.