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 master git pull https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guile.git master
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