The husk-scheme package

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A dialect of R5RS Scheme written in Haskell. Provides advanced features including continuations, hygienic macros, a Haskell FFI, and the full numeric tower.

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Versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.5.1, 3.5.2,,,, 3.5.3,,, 3.5.4, 3.5.5, 3.5.6, 3.5.7, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 3.15.1, 3.15.2, 3.16, 3.16.1, 3.17, 3.17.1, 3.18, 3.19, 3.19.1, 3.19.2, 3.19.3
Dependencies array, base (>=2.0 && <5), containers, directory, filepath, ghc, ghc-paths, haskeline, husk-scheme, mtl, parsec, process, transformers [details]
License MIT
Author Justin Ethier
Maintainer Justin Ethier <>
Stability Unknown
Category Compilers/Interpreters, Language
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Uploaded Tue Feb 21 03:23:19 UTC 2012 by JustinEthier
Distributions NixOS:3.19.3
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husk Scheme

husk is a dialect of Scheme written in Haskell that adheres to the R<sup>5</sup>RS standard. Advanced R<sup>5</sup>RS features are provided including continuations, hygienic macros, and a full numeric tower.

husk may be used as either a stand-alone interpreter or as an extension language within a larger Haskell application. By closely following the R<sup>5</sup>RS standard, the intent is to develop a Scheme that is as compatible as possible with other R<sup>5</sup>RS Schemes. husk is mature enough for use in production applications, however it is not optimized for performance-critical applications.

Scheme is one of two main dialects of Lisp. Scheme follows a minimalist design philosophy: the core language consists of a small number of fundamental forms which may be used to implement other built-in forms. Scheme is an excellent language for writing small, elegant programs, and may also be used to write scripts or embed scripting functionality within a larger application.


husk may be installed using cabal - just run the following command:

cabal install husk-scheme


husk scheme is available under the MIT license.


husk scheme is developed by Justin Ethier.

The interpreter is based on code from the book Write Yourself a Scheme in 48 Hours written by Jonathan Tang and hosted / maintained by Wikibooks.

For more information, please visit the project web site.