Gerbil is a meta-dialect of Scheme with post-modern features: It is written in itself. It is an Actor Language: Concurrent and Distributed to the core. It is an Objective Language: It sports an integrated MetaObject Protocol. It is a Systems Language: Tiny Microkernel; check. Optimizing Native Compiler; check. C-Friendly ABI; check. It is a Modern Scheme Implementation: It supports current R*RS standards and common SRFIs. It has a Multiresolution Macro System; The Macro is the Compiler. It fully exposes itself to the programmer; Compiler level operators are available to user programs. It has an integrated FFI. It speaks with a LISP.