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"This document is an introduction into using Guile, the GNU extension language and system. Guile is a dialect of the Scheme programming language, and I will assume you're at least confident about the very basics of Scheme or LISP in general.
"Scheme is a programming language, but Guile—an interpreter and library for Scheme—transforms it into an embedded scripting language, making it ideal for bringing dynamic new life to your static applications. Take a quick tour of Guile, and discover its powerful features for building extensible applications..."
«I'd like to share with you all here some writing that I did last month for Guile's manual. It runs through the 15-year history of Guile Scheme, re-visions a commonly misunderstood episode, and gosh darnit I just really like "the emacs thesis"...
Guile is a library designed to help programmers create flexible applications. Using Guile in an application allows programmers to write plug-ins, or modules (there are many names, but the concept is essentially the same) and users to use them to have an application fit their needs.
There is a long list of proven applications that employ extension languages. Successful and long-lived examples in the free software world are GNU Emacs and The GIMP.
"Thanks to OpenEmbedded building extensions for Guile that run on embedded devices such as the BeagleBoard is fairly painless [...] As an example I built packedobjects as a Guile extension for my BeagleBoard..." -- via globa
Guile is an implementation of the Scheme programming language, with support for many SRFIs, packaged for use in a wide variety of environments. The new release provides many new noteworthy features, most notably the addition of a compiler and virtual machine. We encourage you to test them and provide feedback.