Subject: pkg/11401: package submission for lang/RScheme
To: None <>
From: Jason Beegan <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/01/2000 19:20:27
>Number:         11401
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       package submission for lang/RScheme
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Nov 01 19:07:00 PST 2000
>Originator:     Jason Beegan
>Release:        1.5_ALPHA NetBSD

System: NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA (Kurwenal) #0: Thu Oct 5 19:05:34 PDT 2000 i386

I would like to submit a package to the pkgsrc collection.
You will find it at

Scheme implementation


RScheme is an object-oriented, extended version of the Scheme dialect
of Lisp.  RScheme is freely redistributable, and offers reasonable
performance despite being extraordinarily portable.  RScheme can be
compiled to C, and the C can then compiled with a normal C compiler to
generate machine code.  This can be done from a running system, and
the resulting object code can be dynamically linked into RScheme as a
program executes.  By default, however, RScheme compiles to bytecodes
which are interpreted by a (runtime) virtual machine.  This ensures
that compilation is fast and keeps code size down.  In general, we
recommend using the (default) bytecode code generation system, and
only compiling your time-critical code to machine code.  This allows a
nice adjustment of space/time tradeoffs.

To the casual user, RScheme appears to be an interpreter.  You
can type RScheme code at a read-eval-print loop, and it executes the
code and prints the result.  In reality, every expression you type to
the read-eval-print-loop is compiled and the resulting code is executed.