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This document contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) about the Scheme programming language. The main resource for all things Scheme is

Most of the entries in the FAQ are summaries of discussions on the news:comp.lang.scheme newsgroup. The following items are specifically not covered:



Many thanks to long-time Scheme FAQ maintainer, Matthias Radestock, for all the work he invested in the FAQ. Matthias also provided the DocBook sources of the previous incarnation of the FAQ for conversion to this wiki.

The conversion of the FAQ from DocBook to this wiki was performed by a faq-conversion-program, written by Jorgen Schäfer and Anton van Straaten, using SXML and sxml-match, a powerful pattern matching system for SXML.