I've been meaning to learn scheme, and I happened across a link
to Rice University's "DrScheme" environment. It consists of a
Scheme implementation, libraries, IDE, debugger, etc. A separate
package of scheme source code will build an optimizer, and it
looks like another provides access to COM/ActiveX crap on windows.
While I realize we have plenty of high-quality scheme implementations,
the unique thing about DrScheme is that it is cross-platform
(i.e., it can be built on Windows, Macintosh, or Unix/Linux).
It has lots of instructional materials, plus the environment can
be run in beginner/intermediate/advanced mode to help you catch
syntax errors (etc) as you learn.
It is licensed under the LGPL.
I think this might make a good package, especially in light of the
recent threads on "Debian for Kids" and "Educational" applications.
DrScheme was developed to be a programming environment for use in
Is anyone looking for a package (set of packages) to take on? I
think this could be a useful addition.