TinyScheme

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TinyScheme
Script-Fu.png
GIMP's Script-Fu is based on TinyScheme
Developer(s) Dimitrios Souflis, Kevin Cozens, Jonathan S. Shapiro
Stable release
1.41 / April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)
Type Programming language
License BSD License
Website tinyscheme.sourceforge.net

TinyScheme is a free software implementation of the Scheme programming language with a lightweight Scheme interpreter of a subset of the R5RS standard. It is meant to be used as an embedded scripting interpreter for other programs. Much of the functionality in TinyScheme is included conditionally, to allow developers to balance features and size/footprint.

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TinyScheme is used by the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) starting with version 2.4, released in 2007. GIMP previously used SIOD. [1]

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References

  1. "GIMP - Script-Fu Migration Guide". gimp.org. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  2. Davidoff, Sherri (12 January 2009). "Interview with an Adware Author". philosecurity. Retrieved 19 March 2014.