guix repl command spawns a Guile read-eval-print loop
(REPL) for interactive programming (see Using Guile Interactively in GNU Guile Reference Manual). Compared to just launching the
guix repl guarantees that all the Guix modules and all its
dependencies are available in the search path. You can use it this way:
$ guix repl scheme@(guile-user)> ,use (gnu packages base) scheme@(guile-user)> coreutils $1 = #<package firstname.lastname@example.org gnu/packages/base.scm:327 3e28300>
guix repl implements a simple machine-readable REPL
protocol for use by
(guix inferior), a facility to interact with
inferiors, separate processes running a potentially different revision
The available options are as follows:
Start a REPL of the given TYPE, which can be one of the following:
This is default, and it spawns a standard full-featured Guile REPL.
Spawn a REPL that uses the machine-readable protocol. This is the protocol
(guix inferior) module speaks.
guix repl reads from standard input and writes to
standard output. When this option is passed, it will instead listen for
connections on endpoint. Here are examples of valid options:
Accept connections on localhost on port 37146.
Accept connections on the Unix-domain socket /tmp/socket.