mit-scheme(1) Scheme development environment


mit-scheme [OPTIONS]


MIT/GNU Scheme is an implementation of the Scheme programming language, providing an interpreter, compiler, source-code debugger, integrated Emacs-like editor, and a large runtime library. MIT/GNU Scheme is best suited to programming large applications with a rapid development cycle.


These are some of the more common command-line options. For full information about available options, see the Texinfo documentation.

--heap NBLOCKS

Specify the size of the heap in 1024-word blocks. The default heap size is 4096 blocks.
--stack NBLOCKS

Specify the size of the stack in 1024-word blocks. The default stack size is 128 blocks.
--library PATH

Specify where to look for Scheme's binary files. PATH should be a colon-separated list of directory names.

Don't load the user's init file.

Start the text editor automatically.
--eval EXPRESSION...

Evaluate the specified expressions after starting Scheme.
--load FILENAME...

Load the specified files after starting Scheme.

Print a summary of the command-line options, including default values.



Support files.

Architecture-specific executable.

Link to architecture-specific executable, to allow multiarch installation. When multiple architectures are installed, use update-alternatives(8) to choose.


MIT/GNU Scheme refers to a large number of environment variables. See the Texinfo documentation for details.


To use the evaluator in a command-line interface, type:


To start the editor and use it as a front-end to the evaluator, type:

mit-scheme --edit


MIT/GNU Scheme Team <[email protected]>