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7.5.15 SRFI-18 - Multithreading support

This is an implementation of the SRFI-18 threading and synchronization library. The functions and variables described here are provided by

(use-modules (srfi srfi-18))

SRFI-18 defines facilities for threads, mutexes, condition variables, time, and exception handling. Because these facilities are at a higher level than Guile’s primitives, they are implemented as a layer on top of what Guile provides. In particular this means that a Guile mutex is not a SRFI-18 mutex, and a Guile thread is not a SRFI-18 thread, and so on. Guile provides a set of primitives and SRFI-18 is one of the systems built in terms of those primitives.