Foment is an implementation of Scheme.
- Full R7RS.
- Libraries and programs work.
- Native threads and some synchronization primitives.
- Memory management featuring guardians and trackers. Guardians protect objects from being collected and trackers follow objects as they get moved by the copying part of the collector.
- Full Unicode including reading and writing unicode characters to the console. Files in UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoding can be read and written.
- The system is built around a compiler and VM. There is support for prompts and continuation marks.
- Network support.
- Editing at the REPL including ( ) matching.
- Portable: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD.
- 32 bit and 64 bit.
- SRFI 1: List Library
- SRFI 60: Integers as Bits
- SRFI 106: Basic socket interface.
- SRFI 111: Boxes.
- SRFI 112: Environment Inquiry.
- SRFI 124: Ephemerons.
- SRFI 128: Comparators.
See Foment for more details.
Future plans include
- Providing line numbers and stack traces on errors.
- R7RS large SRFIs.
- composable continuations
Please note that this is very much a work in progress. Please let me know if you find bugs and omissions. I will do my best to fix them.