An ss file extension is related to Scheme a programming language based on the Lisp and used for its source code files.

There are 4 other file types using
the SS file extension!

empty - Biochemistry data

empty - Sam Spade script file

empty - XShipWars sound scheme

empty - SilverStripe source code

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SS file extension - Scheme source code

What is ss file? How to open ss files?

File type specification:

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

ss file icon: ss filetype icon

The ss file extension is associated with Scheme, a functional programming language and one of the two main dialects of the programming language Lisp, that first appeared in 1975.

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.

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.

The ss file contains source code written in Scheme programming language.

Updated: April 26, 2020

The default software associated to open ss file:

DrScheme icon

plt-scheme logoDrScheme  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

PLT Scheme is an innovative programming language that builds on a rich academic and practical tradition. It is suitable for implementation tasks ranging from scripting to application development, including GUIs, web services, etc. The language is now known as Racket.

Help how to open:

You can most likely view or edit *.ss files in any text editor.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

Related links:

Scheme Web site.

List of software applications associated to the .ss file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ss file, edit ss file, convert ss file, view ss file, play ss 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 ss files.

Software that open ss file - Scheme source code

Programs supporting the exension ss on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ss file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ss file by default:
DrScheme small icon DrScheme
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Atom small icon Atom
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
PSPad small icon PSPad
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
Adobe ExtendScript small icon Adobe ExtendScript

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