Kawa, the Java-based Scheme system
4. How to start up and run Kawa
The easiest way to start up Kawa is to run the `kawa' program.
This finds your java interpreter, and sets up `CLASSPATH' correctly.
If you have installed Kawa such However, `kawa' only works if you have a Unix-like environment.
On some platforms, `kawa' is a program that uses the GNU
`readline' library to provide input line editing.
$PREFIX/bin is in your
To run Kawa manually, you must start a Java interpreter.
How you do this depends on the Java interpreter.
For JavaSoft's JDK, you must have the Java interpreter
You must also make sure that the
the rest of the Kawa packages, and the standard Java
packages can be found by searching CLASSPATH.
See section 3.1 Getting and running Java.
Then you do:
In either case, you will then get the `#|kawa:1|#' prompt,
which means you are
in the Kawa read-eval-print-loop. If you type a Scheme
expression, Kawa will evaluate it. Kawa will then print the
result (if there is a non-"void" result).