Kawa is a general-purpose programming language that runs on the Java platform. It aims to combine:
It is an extension of the long-established Scheme language, which is in the Lisp family of programming languages. Kawa has many useful features.
Kawa is also a useful framework for implementing other programming languages on the Java platform. It has many useful utility classes.
This manual describes version 2.93, updated 5 July 2017. See the summary of recent changes.
The Kawa home page (which is currently just an on-line version of this document) is http://www.gnu.org/software/kawa/.
The Kawa tutorial is useful to get stated. While it is woefully incomplete, it does link to some other more in-depth (but not Kawa-specific) Scheme tutorials.
For copyright information on the software and documentation, see License.
Various people and orgnizations have contributed to Kawa.
This package has nothing to do with the defunct Kawa commercial Java IDE.
|• News:||News - Recent Changes|
|• Installation:||Building and installing Kawa|
|• Tutorial:||Kawa Scheme Tutorial|
|• Running:||Invoking, Running, and Using Kawa|
|• Program structure:|
|• Control features:|
|• Symbols and namespaces:|
|• Numbers:||Quantities and Numbers|
|• Characters and text:|
|• Data structures:|
|• Eval and Environments:|
|• Input-Output:||Input, output, and file handling|
|• Objects Classes and Modules:|
|• XML tools:||XML, HTML, and the web|
|• FAQs:||Frequently Asked Questions|
|• Framework:||The Kawa language framework|
|• Overall Index:||Index of functions, macros, concepts, and more.|