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Guile bindings for various SDL libraries

Guile-SDL is a set of bindings to the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL). With them, Guile programmers can have easy access to graphics, sound and device input (keyboards, joysticks, mice, etc.).

Most of the SDL functions are wrapped, with the exception of a few functions that are too C-centric. The SDL threads and audio functions are not included. However audio programming can be done with the module SDL_mixer

Also included is SDL_gfx 2.0.22 and bindings for it.

NB. the guile-sdl2 project has been launched to create pure Scheme bindings for SDL2.


User README included; User manual available from

Related Projects

  • Guile
  • SDL
  • Guile-sdl2


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterJgay27 September 2013

Leaders and contributors

See AUTHORS file for a complete list of Contributors
Thien-Thi Nguyen Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing list archiveMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Savannah (Ref) (R)
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing

Software prerequisites

Required to buildSDL
Required to buildGuile

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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