Guile is an interpreter for the Scheme programming language. It implements a superset of R4RS, providing the additional features necessary for real-world use. It is extremely simple to embed guile into a C program, calling C from Scheme and Scheme from C. Guile's design makes it very suitable for use as an
The guile executable itself provides a stand-alone interpreter for scheme programs, for either interactive use or executing scripts.
Load scheme source code from file.
After reading script, apply FUNCTION to command-line arguments
do -s SCRIPT at this point (note that this argument must be used in conjuction with -s)
Describe command line options and exit
Start guile with debugging evaluator and backtraces enabled (useful for debugging guile scripts)
Display guile version and exit.
Enable emacs protocol for use from within emacs (experimental)
Stop argument processing, start guile in interactive mode.
Stop argument processing, evaluate EXPR as a scheme expression.
/.guile is a guile script that is executed before any other processing occurs. For example, the following .guile activates guile's readline interface:
info guile, info guile-tut