[plt-scheme] [ANN] SchemeScript - a Scheme editor for Eclipse

From: Dominique Boucher (dominique.boucher at nuecho.com)
Date: Thu Sep 16 10:22:16 EDT 2004


I have released an alpha version of my Scheme editor plugin for Eclipse. It
is a full-featured editor, with:

  - parentheses matching (supports [ ] and ( ), highlights mismatches)
  - configurable syntax coloring
  - proper automatic indentation (configurable)
  - mouse-copy (see
  - S-expression-based movements and editing (up, down, right, left,
    swap, selection, etc.) like in Emacs
  - integration with a REPL (work in progress)
  - symbol completion (work in progress, the current version mainly
    completes Kawa Scheme special forms, but this will be made
  - Insertion of comments of different types (file header, section,
   chapter, etc.)

It is nowhere near finished. It's a work in progress. But I wanted to make
it available right now in order to get some feedback and, hopefully, attract
more developers and potential contributors.

The plugin can be found here:


All important key bindings are in the "Scheme Editing" category (menu
Window/Preferences, section Workbench/Keys). There is also a "Scheme"
section in the preferences. 

[Note that you can start a REPL directly inside Eclipse, by first defining
an external tool (menu Run/External Tools/External Tools), and then
launching the tool. The REPL will appear in the Console View. Then go to the
Scheme editor, place the cursor right after an S-expression, and press
CTRL-ENTER. The expression will then be sent to the interpreter for
evaluation. CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER will send the enclosing top-level

Part of this work has been sponsored by NuÉcho - www.nuecho.com.

Have fun!

Dominique Boucher, Ph.D.
Lead Developer
Nü Écho Inc

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