MIT Scheme Alternatives

    MIT Scheme is described as 'Implementation of Scheme providing an interpreter, compiler, source-code debugger, integrated Emacs-like editor, and a large run-time library' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MIT Scheme for Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Hy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MIT Scheme are Steel Bank Common Lisp (Free, Open Source), CLISP (Free, Open Source), CMU Common Lisp (Free, Open Source) and Armed Bear Common Lisp (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 21, 2020

    • Hy is a wonderful dialect of Lisp that’s embedded in Python.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
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    • Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL) is a high performance Common Lisp compiler. It is open source / free software, with a permissive license.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux


    • CLISP is a portable ANSI Common Lisp implementation and development environment by Bruno Haible. Interpreter, compiler, debugger, CLOS, MOP, FFI, Unicode, sockets, CLX.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • CMUCL is a free, high performance implementation of the Common Lisp programming language which runs on most major Unix platforms.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL) is a full implementation of the Common Lisp language featuring both an interpreter and a compiler, running in the JVM.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
    • ManKai Common Lisp (MKCL) aims to be a full implementation of the Common Lisp language in compliance with the ANSI X3J13 Common Lisp standard.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Allegro CL is the most powerful dynamic object-oriented development system available today, and is especially suited to enterprise-wide, complex application development.
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      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • GCL is the official Common Lisp for the GNU project.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • LispWorks is a commercial implementation and IDE for the Common Lisp programming language.
      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • femtolisp is a simple, elegant Scheme dialect. It is a lisp-1 with lexical scope. The core is 12 builtin special forms and 33 builtin functions.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Self-Hosted