Guile

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 11 09:08:20 PDT 2005


Randy McMurchy wrote these words on 04/11/05 10:35 CST:
> Hi all,
> 
> I would like to move the Guile instructions to what I feel is a
> more proper category, the "Programming" section.

A bit more research digs up this from the Guile info pages:

"The Guile Reference Manual
 **************************

This reference manual documents Guile, GNU's Ubiquitous Intelligent
Language for Extensions."

And this:

"4 What is Guile?
****************

Guile is an interpreter for the Scheme programming language, packaged
for use in a wide variety of environments.  Guile implements Scheme as
described in the Revised^5 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme
(usually known as R5RS), providing clean and general data and control
structures.  Guile goes beyond the rather austere language presented in
R5RS, extending it with a module system, full access to POSIX system
calls, networking support, multiple threads, dynamic linking, a foreign
function call interface, powerful string processing, and many other
features needed for programming in the real world.

   Like a shell, Guile can run interactively, reading expressions from
the user, evaluating them, and displaying the results, or as a script
interpreter, reading and executing Scheme code from a file."

There are many more references in the info pages about Guile being a
"programming language".

-- 
Randy

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