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The User's Manual

This is the user's manual for the Chicken Scheme compiler, version 3.4.0.

Getting started
What is CHICKEN and how do I use it?
Basic mode of operation
Compiling Scheme files.
Using the compiler
Explains how to use CHICKEN to compile programs and execute them.
Using the interpreter
Invocation and usage of csi, the CHICKEN interpreter
Supported language
The language implemented by CHICKEN (deviations from the standard and extensions).
Interface to external functions and variables
Accessing C and C++ code and data.
Packaging and installing extension libraries.
Data representation
How Scheme data is internally represented.
Bugs and limitations
Yes, there are some.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions about CHICKEN (and their answers!).
A list of some of the people that have contributed to make CHICKEN what it is.
Links to documents that may be of interest.