Guile is a Scheme implementation designed for real world programming,
providing a rich Unix interface, a module system, an interpreter, and
many extension languages. Guile can be used as a standard #! style
interpreter, via #!/usr/bin/guile, or as an extension language for
other applications via libguile.
* The Debian guile-1.8 packages have been compiled with threads disabled.
This is because Debian shipped guile-1.8 in Etch with threads
disabled. Even though the underlying issues have been resolved,
threads cannot be re-enabled in the distribution without breaking
binary compatibility with the existing 1.8 libraries.
Guile 2.0 should ship with threads enabled. In the meantime, threads
guile-1.8 (1.8.7+1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Change debian/control sections to lisp to match Debian distribution
* Fix problem with make check and newer libltdl
(fix-make-check-for-new-libltdl.diff). Thanks to Lucas Nussbaum
<email@example.com> for the report. (closes: #560653)
-- Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:32:29 -0800
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