You *can* run MIT Scheme on Apple Silicon (M1 Mac) @futurekennysf
Despite rumors on the internet — like from the GNU website — you can run MIT Scheme on a computer with Apple Silicon (aka, an M1 Mac). Kenneth Friedman provides step-by-step instructions to getting Scheme up and running on a shiny new Mac.
The key is to macOS’s built-in emulation system to run the x86 version of MIT Scheme. Scheme won’t be running natively on Apple Silicon, but it will be running — and sometimes that’s enough.
There are three parts to this setup:
Download x86 Scheme
Run Terminal in Emulation Mode
Fix the Source Code
It’s not a pretty solution, but at least it’s fairly straightforward, and I estimate that it should take about 15 minutes to follow the setup steps below.
This guide has been tested on MacOS Monterrey, version 12.0.1. I would guess that these instructions will apply to any recent version of MacOS.
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