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7.7.1 Incompatibilities with the R7RS

As the R7RS is a much less ambitious standard than the R6RS (see Guile and Scheme), it is very easy for Guile to support. As such, Guile is a fully conforming implementation of R7RS, with the exception of the occasional bug and a couple of unimplemented features:

Guile exposes a procedure in the root module to choose R7RS defaults over Guile’s historical defaults.

Scheme Procedure: install-r7rs!

Alter Guile’s default settings to better conform to the R7RS.

While Guile’s defaults may evolve over time, the current changes that this procedure imposes are to add .sls and .guile.sls to the set of supported %load-extensions, to better support R7RS conventions. See Load Paths. install-r7rs! will also enable the reader options mentioned above.

Finally, note that the --r7rs command-line argument will call install-r7rs! before calling user code. R7RS users probably want to pass this argument to their Guile.