Guile-Reader: An Extensible Reader Framework for GNU Guile

Guile-Reader is a simple framework for building readers for GNU Guile.

The idea is to make it easy to build procedures that extend Guile’s read procedure. Readers supporting various syntax variants can easily be written, possibly by re-using existing “token readers” of a standard Scheme readers. For example, it is used to implement Skribilo’s R5RS-derived document syntax.

Guile-Reader’s approach is similar to Common Lisp’s “read table”, but hopefully more powerful and flexible (for instance, one may instantiate as many readers as needed). Read more...


Releases are available from the download area.

Guile-Reader is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later. It depends on the following packages:


The user manual is available in the following formats:

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Development questions, issues, and bug reports should all go to the mailing-list.


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