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21.7 Keywords

Keywords are self-evaluating objects with a convenient read syntax that makes them easy to type.

Guile's keyword support conforms to R5RS, and adds a (switchable) read syntax extension to permit keywords to begin with : as well as #:.

21.7.1 Why Use Keywords?  Motivation for keyword usage.
21.7.2 Coding With Keywords  How to use keywords.
21.7.3 Keyword Read Syntax  Read syntax for keywords.
21.7.4 Keyword Procedures  Procedures for dealing with keywords.
21.7.5 Keyword Primitives  The underlying primitive procedures.


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