Installation instructions below.


Just type make in the project root directory. You will find an executable binary newly created at bin/ directory.

$ make

When you are building picrin on x86_64 system, PIC_NAN_BOXING flag is automatically turned on (see include/picrin/config.h for detail).


make install target is provided. By default it installs picrin binary into /usr/local/bin/.

$ make install

Since picrin does not use autoconf, if you want to specify the install directory, pass the custom path to make via command line argument.

$ make install prefix=/path/to/dir


To build Picrin Scheme from source code, some external libraries are required:

  • perl
  • regex.h of POSIX.1
  • libedit (optional)

Make command automatically turns on optional libraries if available. Picrin is mainly developed on Mac OS X and only tested on OS X or Ubuntu 14.04+. When you tried to run picrin on other platforms and found something was wrong with it, please send us an issue.