Google Android (Was: [plt-scheme] ARM support)

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at
Date: Sun Oct 12 18:59:17 EDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at> wrote:
> The first Android device is selling like hotcakes, and there are more
> devices in the pipeline.  I'd love to see PLT on Android.

PLT Scheme, or a Scheme-like language?  'cause Scheme doesn't match
the JVM that well.  For example, strings are immutable in Java but not
in Scheme. (Although PLT has immutable strings -- just take this as a
simple example of impedance mismatch.)

I'd love to see a Scheme-like language that compiles to Java bytecodes
and which was hosted in PLT Scheme, so one could benefit from the
macro system.  If you don't want macros Scala is a fairly compelling


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