8sync: an asynchronous programming library for Guile
GNU 8sync (pronounced "eight-sync") is an asynchronous programming
library for [GNU Guile](https://www.gnu.org/software/guile/).
Be warned: it is early days for the 8sync project. New contributors
and users are more than welcome, but beware API instability.
- An asynchronous event loop! Non-blocking on ports and file access.
- Easy to use! The =8sync= operator lets you write
asynchronous code that looks simple while avoiding callback hell.
This happens through the magic of
([Hence the %](https://www.gnu.org/software/guile/manual/html_node/Shift-and-Reset.html#Shift-and-Reset)!)
- Provides building blocks on which you can build other asynchronous
frameworks or paradigms on top of it (some of which will be
included in the future), like:
- an actor model implementation
- the propagator model
- web frameworks
- your very heart's desire!
See INSTALL for install instructions. It's the usual GNU process!
How do I use it?
For now, read the source ;)
Hey, I ought to get some docs up, right? Soon, I promise!
Everything in here is LGPL v3 or later, as published by the Free
Software Foundation (see COPYING), with exceptions below:
- Some autotools related files are under the GPL v3 or later in the
toplevel directory (their headers will say). I guess if you
compile things using them, maybe this project becomes GPL v3 or
later? I don't think so because the build tools themselves aren't
linked, but I can't be sure. If you really care, consider this
whole project GPL v3 or later optionally... anyway a
COPYING-gplv3.txt is included for these reasons.