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

From: Martin DeMello (martindemello at
Date: Sun Oct 12 21:09:06 EDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Noel Welsh <noelwelsh at> wrote:
> 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
> language.

If you want a nice Schemelike JVM language with decent performance,
Clojure comes closer than Scala does.


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