Most of my research activities
are based, or use, the functional programming language Scheme.
From this page, you may access on online version of the
definition of this language, the
Revised5 Report on Scheme.
Here is my classified list of publications:
They may also be accessed in one single
Here are some presentations I gave (most in English, some in French:)
I contribute to make free softwares available. I'm in charge of the
following ones: Bigloo (the optimizing Scheme compiler) Hop (A language for programming the web 2.0) Biglook (the Bigloo graphical toolkit) Skribe (a functional markup programming language) Flyspell (On-the-fly Emacs spell checker).
In addition to the ones I implement, I exclusively use free
softwares. Amongst these 99% are open source. Here is a
selection of the ones I use the most frequently:
- All my computers run GNU/Linux. I have successively used the RedHat distribution, Mandrake, then Debian. After two years spent with Gentoo. Gentoo was great in the
first place but unfortunately it has became too instable and I have
had to drop it. I now use the Arch distribution. It is very nice so far. Updates go smoothly and
it is possible to update from binary packages or from the sources.
- I edit everything with
- I compile my C and C++ programs with
- My window manager is a patched version of
It is light (the running process occupies less than 4MB) and fast. The
to the version 0.1.3) fixes a nasty bug of window focus and a incompatibility
with Emacs focus/unfocus operations. I use pekwm in conjunction with a thin
- I read my mails with a patched version of
HopMail and compose
them with Emacs.
- I synchronize the disks of my computers with
- I manages my versions with
- I compose my slides with
Hop and I visualize them with
- I browse the web with
Firefox. From time to time
I visualize local HTML files with