Guile is GNUʼs ubiquitous programming language for extensions: a semi-compilable lisp-family scripting language which integrates deeply into the runtime stack of fully compiled languages, such as C or C++, allowing it to become an integral part of the program logic. Typical uses are to provide end-user programmable configuration files (exemplified by mcron) and macro/4GL runtime facilities (like what emacs does with its own lisp implementation). Guile is also useful stand-alone in the development of extremely flexible and self-evolving applications, such as GUIX.
Officially the project is managed at Savannah: the project home page is https://www.gnu.org/software/guile, and the official git repository is at
DMBCSʼs version adds a command line processor module in the ice-9 namespace, which provides a simplified way to define available command-line options, and then sophisticated processing which includes automatic responses to --help and --version requests.
The DMBCS repository is at
https://rdmp.org/dmbcs/guile.git(use the master branch). Note that this may not be completely up to date with the official repository; you want to pull the master branch of that after taking ours (or vice-versa). In other words, to obtain a completely up to date version, do
git clone https://rdmp.org/dmbcs/guile.git dmbcs-guile cd dmbcs-guile git pull https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guile.git master
Our Guix channel descriptor is (this goes into your $HOME/.config/guix/channels.scm; note that these instructions have changed somewhat from earlier versions of this document)
(channel (name 'dmbcs-development) (url "https://rdmp.org/dmbcs/guix-channel.git") (introduction (make-channel-introduction "11cfe27f9eb439e94781abec25695f87dc3fdecb" (openpgp-fingerprint "E23C 21ED 864F F4F3 A711 4CDF CA47 1FD5 0161 8A49"))))
With this (after a guix pull), you can then import our version of Guile into your profile with
guix install firstname.lastname@example.org+dmbcs
(you should use guix show guile to see what the currently available versions are).
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Generally speaking, developments to Guile should be offered to the upstream project. We will happily consider contributions to our developments of the source code if you provide the address of a GIT repository we can pull from, and will consider all bug reports and feature requests made to the above contact form.
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