1.1 Layout of this Manual
The manual is divided into five chapters.
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Guile
- This part provides an overview of what Guile is and how you can use
it. A whirlwind tour shows how Guile can be used interactively and as
a script interpreter, how to link Guile into your own applications,
and how to write modules of interpreted and compiled code for use with
Guile. Everything introduced here is documented again and in full by
the later parts of the manual. This part also explains how to obtain
and install new versions of Guile, and how to report bugs effectively.
- Chapter 2: Programming in Scheme
- This part provides an overview over programming in Scheme with Guile.
It covers how to invoke the
guile program from the command-line
and how to write scripts in Scheme. It also gives an introduction
into the basic ideas of Scheme itself and to the various extensions
that Guile offers beyond standard Scheme.
- Chapter 3: Programming in C
- This part provides an overview of how to use Guile in a C program. It
discusses the fundamental concepts that you need to understand to
access the features of Guile, such as dynamic types and the garbage
collector. It explains in a tutorial like manner how to define new
data types and functions for the use by Scheme programs.
- Chapter 4: Guile API Reference
- This part of the manual documents the Guile API in
functionality-based groups with the Scheme and C interfaces presented
side by side.
- Chapter 5: Guile Modules
- Describes some important modules, distributed as part of the Guile
distribution, that extend the functionality provided by the Guile