Meta-dialect of Scheme with post-modern features
Gerbil is an opinionated dialect of Scheme designed for Systems Programming, with a state of the art macro and module system on top of the Gambit runtime. The macro system is based on quote-syntax, and provides the full meta-syntactic tower with a native implementation of syntax-case. It also provides a full-blown module system, similar to PLT Scheme's (sorry, Racket) modules. The main difference from Racket is that Gerbil modules are single instantiation, supporting high performance ahead of time compilation and compiled macros.
- Versions: 0.17.0
- Website: https://cons.io
- Licenses: ASL 2.0 · LGPL 2.1
- Package source: gnu/packages/scheme.scm
- Builds: See build status
- Issues: See known issues
Install the latest version of
gerbil as follows:
guix install gerbil
Or install a particular version:
guix install email@example.com
You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the
guix shell documentation for more information.