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Welcome to the Chicken wiki.

This wiki was created with the purpose of providing documentation for Chicken. Chicken is an implementation of the Scheme programming language that can compile Scheme programs to C code as well as interpret them.

You can use the search form in the left to get to what you want or start browsing through the following pages. Also, if a function is properly documented, chances are you can go to /function to get to its documentation.

About Chicken

Elevator pitch
A brief explanation of why CHICKEN is suitable for Real World tasks
Chicken for programmers of other languages
Chicken for programmers of C, Ruby, Python and other programming languages
Supported platforms
Platforms & packages
Listing of all platforms where CHICKEN is available in pre-packaged form
Get it!
Source code repositories and bugtracking system
People who maintain CHICKEN
Software people have written using CHICKEN

Using Chicken

Tutorials about all things CHICKEN!
The User's Manual
How to use it and reference manual
Information about CHICKEN extension-libraries (eggs)
Supported standards
Information about the standards implemented by CHICKEN.
Tips and tricks
Some handy tips
Code snippets
Various small coding examples

The Chicken community

Active Projects
join a CHICKEN-based project, or start one!
Discussion groups
Mailing lists and IRC channel about CHICKEN
CHICKEN-related art (logos, desktop backgrounds etc)
A list of users and contributors to CHICKEN Scheme
Wiki edits and SVN
How to edit this wiki using Subversion

Developing Chicken

Documentation about the internal structure of CHICKEN
Periodic tasks
Automated builds, development snapshots, salmonella results, eggs upload status
The Chicken bug and feature tracker