Scheme Boston

Scheme Boston is a group of Scheme users who are located in and around Boston, Massachusetts. The group meets monthly, more or less, and usually on the third Wednesday of the month.

Other local Scheme user groups include Scheme UK (London), Metro-Schemers (Washington, D.C.), and the Montreal Scheme/Lisp Users Group

The next Scheme Boston meeting will be on Wednesday, 20 October 2004, at 7:30 PM in West Village H (WVH) 366 at Northeastern.

A New Foreign Function Interface for PLT Scheme
Eli Barzilay
Northeastern University
Even a programmer devoted to Scheme may prefer using foreign libraries in certain situation. Connecting the two worlds involves glue code, usually using C, which requires significant programming efforts and system expertise. In this paper we describe a PLT Scheme extension for interacting with foreign code, designed around a simple philosophy: stay in the fun world, even if it is no longer a safe sand box. Our system relieves the programmer from low-level technicalities while keeping the benefits of Scheme as a better programming environment compared to C.

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Meeting Location and Directions

Scheme Boston meetings are usually held in room 206 of Egan Hall at Northeastern University (alternative directions).