There are 11 other file types using
the SCM file extension!

scm file icon.scm - GIMP script file

scm file icon.scm - Lotus ScreenCam movie

scm file icon.scm - Topanga Software SchematicMaker file

scm file icon.scm - Spanish Whiz scrambled game sound file

scm file icon.scm - Super Chain media file

scm file icon.scm - StarCraft campaign map

scm file icon.scm - Grand Theft Auto III mission script file

scm file icon.scm - ICQ sound compressed sound scheme file

scm file icon.scm - PDP-10 source compare file

scm file icon.scm - SadefCam file

scm file icon.scm - Exported Samsung channel list

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SCM file extension - Scheme language source code file

What is scm file? How to open scm files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

scm file icon: scm filetype icon

The SCM file extension is associated with the SCHEME programming language. The .scm file stores SCHEME source code.

According to Steele and Gabriel's "The Evolution of Lisp" paper, Scheme was originally called Schemer, in the tradition of the AI languages Planner and Conniver. But the ITS operating system had a 6-character limitation of file names, so the names were shortened to PLNR, CNVR, and SCHEME. Eventually the truncated name Scheme stuck.

Scheme is a dialect of Lisp that stresses conceptual elegance and simplicity. It is much smaller than Common Lisp; the language specification is about 50 pages, compared to Common Lisp's 1300 page draft standard. Advocates of Scheme often find it amusing that the entire Scheme standard is shorter than the index to Guy Steele's "Common Lisp: the Language, 2nd Edition". Unlike the Scheme standard, the Common Lisp standard has a large library of utility functions, a standard object-oriented programming facility (CLOS), and a sophisticated condition handling system.

Scheme is often used in computer science curricula and programming language research, due to its ability to represent many programming abstractions with its simple primitives. It is also an ideal test bed for compilation and interpretation techniques since it is possible to write a simple, yet fully standards-compliant Scheme interpreter in just a few days.

Mime: text/x-script.scheme
Mime: text/x-script.guile

The default software associated to scm file type:

Adobe ExtendScript icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe ExtendScript  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

ExtendScript Toolkit (ESTK) is a development and debugging tool for JavaScript scripts. Last version was released in 2006.

Help how to open SCM files:

Plain text, use text editor (Notepad) or specialised application (Adobe ExtendScript).

How to convert file with extension SCM:

As far as we know, this .scm file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Scheme Web site.

List of software applications associated to the .scm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open scm file, edit scm file, convert scm file, view scm file, play scm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the scm files.

  • Open scm file
  • Save scm file
  • Edit scm file
  • Create scm file

Software that open scm file - Scheme language source code file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open scm file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with scm file by default:
Adobe ExtendScript small icon Adobe ExtendScript
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text

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