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 2 Layout of this Manual
    The manual is divided into five parts.
    *Part I: Introduction to Guile* provides an overview of what Guile
 is and how you can use it.  A whirlwind tour shows how Guile can be
 used interactively and as a script interpreter, how to link Guile into
 your own applications, and how to write modules of interpreted and
 compiled code for use with Guile.  Everything introduced here is
 documented again and in full by the later parts of the manual.  This
 part also explains how to obtain and install new versions of Guile, and
 how to report bugs effectively.
    *Part II: Writing and Running Guile Scheme* and *Part III:
 Programming with Guile* document all aspects of practical programming
 using Guile.  This covers both the Scheme level -- where we provide an
 introduction to the key ideas of the Scheme language -- and use of
 Guile's `scm' interface to write new primitives and objects in C, and
 to incorporate Guile into a C application.  It also covers the use of
 Guile as a POSIX compliant script interpreter, and how to use the Guile
    *Part IV: Guile API Reference* documents Guile's core API.  Most of
 the variables and procedures in Guile's core programming interface are
 available in both Scheme and C, and are related systematically such
 that the C interface can be inferred from the Scheme interface and vice
 versa.  Therefore this part of the manual documents the Guile API in
 functionality-based groups with the Scheme and C interfaces presented
 side by side.  Where the Scheme and C interfaces for a particular
 functional area do differ -- which is sometimes inevitable, given the
 differences in the structure of the two languages -- this is pointed
 out and explained.  In all cases the overriding principle is that all
 the reference documentation for a given functional area is grouped
    *Part V: Guile Modules* describes some important modules,
 distributed as part of the Guile distribution, that extend the
 functionality provided by the Guile Scheme core.  Two important examples
    * the POSIX module, which provides Scheme level procedures for
      system and network programming that conform to the POSIX standard
    * the SLIB module, which makes Aubrey Jaffer's portable Scheme
      library available for use in Guile.
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