Larceny (Scheme implementation)

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Developer(s) The Larceny Project
Stable release
0.99 / May 25, 2016; 11 months ago (2016-05-25)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Programming language
License Larceny license

The Larceny Project is a set of computer programming languages, specifically Scheme implementations, using the Twobit optimizing Scheme compiler. Larceny is the back-end which compiles to native x86 or SPARC code, Petit Larceny is a Scheme to C compiler and Common Larceny is a Microsoft .NET compatible implementation running in the Common Language Runtime and generating Common Intermediate Language.

  • Larceny is a research-quality implementation of Scheme compiler for the IA-32 (available since 1999).
  • Petit Larceny is a portable implementation of Scheme compiler that compiles to C instead of machine code (available since June 2005).

Older versions (<0.98) included support for the SPARC architecture in Larceny, and for Microsoft's CLR (Common Language Runtime) in Common Larceny.

Larceny supports all major Scheme standards (R5RS, IEEE/ANSI, R6RS and R7RS. The Larceny software is open source and available online.

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