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9.1 A Brief History of Guile

Guile is an artifact of historical processes, both as code and as a community of hackers. It is sometimes useful to know this history when hacking the source code, to know about past decisions and future directions.

Of course, the real history of Guile is written by the hackers hacking and not the writers writing, so we round up the section with a note on current status and future directions.