This section lists the exports provided by the standard libraries. The
libraries are factored so as to separate features which might not be
supported by all implementations, or which might be expensive to load.
scheme library prefix is used for all standard libraries, and
is reserved for use by future standards.
(scheme base) library exports many of the procedures and
syntax bindings that are traditionally associated with Scheme.
The division between the base library and the other standard libraries is
based on use, not on construction. In particular, some facilities that are
typically implemented as primitives by a compiler or the run-time system
rather than in terms of other standard procedures or syntax are
not part of the base library, but are defined in separate libraries.
By the same token, some exports of the base library are implementable
in terms of other exports. They are redundant in the strict sense of
the word, but they capture common patterns of usage, and are therefore
provided as convenient abbreviations.
(scheme case-lambda) library exports the
(scheme char) library provides the procedures for dealing with
characters that involve potentially large tables when supporting all of Unicode.
(scheme complex) library exports procedures which are
typically only useful with non-real numbers.
(scheme cxr) library exports twenty-four procedures which
are the compositions of from three to four
operations. For example
caddar could be defined by
(lambda (x) (car (cdr (cdr (car x))))))
cdr themselves and the four
two-level compositions are included in the base library. See
(scheme eval) library exports procedures for evaluating Scheme
data as programs.
(scheme file) library provides procedures for accessing
(scheme inexact) library exports procedures which are
typically only useful with inexact values.
(scheme lazy) library exports procedures and syntax keywords for lazy evaluation.
(scheme load) library exports procedures for loading
Scheme expressions from files.
(scheme process-context) library exports procedures for
accessing with the program's calling context.
(scheme read) library provides procedures for reading
(scheme repl) library exports the
(scheme time) library provides access to time-related values.
(scheme write) library provides procedures for writing