Protolk

Flexible Scheme objects with message passing and prototypes

  1. Protolk
    1. Project Info
    2. Description
    3. Requirements
    4. Documentation
    5. License

Project Info

Description

Protolk provides flexible object oriented programming in Scheme, combining encapsulation and message passing a la Smalltalk and Ruby, with prototypal inheritance a la Self and JavaScript.

Protolk is not a new language or dialect. It offers a Scheme record type and collection of procedures that can be seamlessly integrated with other Scheme code. Some optional reader extensions are also available, to add some syntax sugar for convenience.

Protolk is designed with four core principles in mind:

Requirements

Protolk itself has no runtime requirements beyond the standard library provided by Chicken 4.7.0.

The automated test suite requires the test and miscmacros eggs.

Documentation

Protolk's documentation is currently hosted on its project wiki:

License

Protolk is made available under the following terms (the BSD 2-Clause License):

Protolk: flexible Scheme objects with message passing and prototypes

Copyright © 2012  John Croisant.
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