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6.6.8 Keywords

Keywords are self-evaluating objects with a convenient read syntax that makes them easy to type.

Guile’s keyword support conforms to R5RS, and adds a (switchable) read syntax extension to permit keywords to begin with : as well as #:, or to end with :.