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[Guile-commits] branch master updated: Update reference for GUILE_EXTENS

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: [Guile-commits] branch master updated: Update reference for GUILE_EXTENSIONS_PATH
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:54:56 -0500

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The following commit(s) were added to refs/heads/master by this push:
     new aaa8f20  Update reference for GUILE_EXTENSIONS_PATH
aaa8f20 is described below

commit aaa8f201e9bae914421cc98660bfb64cd15a91c0
Author: Andy Wingo <>
AuthorDate: Thu Mar 4 21:54:08 2021 +0100

    Update reference for GUILE_EXTENSIONS_PATH
    * NEWS: Update.
    * doc/ref/guile-invoke.texi (Environment Variables): Add entry.
 NEWS                      |  6 +++---
 doc/ref/guile-invoke.texi | 10 +++++++++-
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 9176791..798fce1 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ standard "dlopen" interface, providing a limited shim for 
platforms with
 similar functionality exposed under different names (MinGW).
 This change has a few practical impacts to Guile users.  There is a new
-library search path variable, `GUILE_EXTENSIONS_DIR'.  Also, errors when
+library search path variable, `GUILE_EXTENSIONS_PATH'.  Also, errors when
 loading a library fails now have better errors.  And Guile no longer has
 a libltdl dependency.
@@ -96,9 +96,9 @@ See "Ports" in the manual.
 See "Bytevector Ports" in the manual.
-** `GUILE_EXTENSIONS_DIR' environment variable.
+** `GUILE_EXTENSIONS_PATH' environment variable.
+See "Environment Variables" in the manual.
 ** `mkdtemp' and `mkstemp'
diff --git a/doc/ref/guile-invoke.texi b/doc/ref/guile-invoke.texi
index 42bbd35..ee5f23e 100644
--- a/doc/ref/guile-invoke.texi
+++ b/doc/ref/guile-invoke.texi
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 @c -*-texinfo-*-
 @c This is part of the GNU Guile Reference Manual.
-@c Copyright (C) 1996-1997,2000-2005,2010-2011,2013-2014,2016,2019
+@c Copyright (C) 1996-1997,2000-2005,2010-2011,2013-2014,2016,2019,2021
 @c   Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 @c See the file guile.texi for copying conditions.
@@ -400,6 +400,14 @@ guile -c '(display %load-path) (newline)'
 (Note: The line breaks, above, are for documentation purposes only, and
 not required in the actual example.)
+This variable may be used to augment the path that is searched for
+foreign libraries via @code{load-extension}, @code{dynamic-link},
+@code{load-foreign-library}, or the like.  Its value should be a
+colon-separated (semicolon on Windows) list of directories.
+@xref{Foreign Libraries}.
 As Guile evolves, some features will be eliminated or replaced by newer

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