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Re: readline and libguile
Re: readline and libguile
06 Feb 2002 07:46:35 +0000
Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7
>>>>> "Jose" == Jose A Ortega Ruiz <address@hidden> writes:
Jose> hi, i'm a relatively newcomer to guile. i've managed to
Jose> compile it from the cvs tree without much trouble on a
Jose> FreeBSD 4.5 box, with an exception: readline support seems
Jose> to be not available: i would appreciate any clue about how
Jose> to enable it! (btw, readline support is also missing from
Jose> the guile 1.4 freebsd 'official' port).
Depends exactly what you mean by `seems not to be available'.
Normally one enables readline by typing
(use-modules (ice-9 readline))
into the REPL. Or you can add these lines to your .guile file, but in
that case make sure that you also add
Jose> i've been playing with guile-gtk a little, and have look for
Jose> guile bindings for (the excellent) libglade, without luck:
Jose> do they exist? or is anyone working on them? if not, i would
Jose> be willing to try my hand at them. i'm fluent in c/c++, and
Jose> have used guile a little (i'm the maintainer and developer
Jose> of GNU MDK , which uses guile as its extension language;
Jose> so, i know how to embed a guile interpreter in a c app, and
Jose> how to write little extensions). so:
I believe libglade bindings are included in Ariel Rios's gnome-guile
package, recently announced on one of these lists (probably guile-user
Caveat... There's an ongoing rumbling as to whether things in
gnome-guile are unnecessarily dependent on the whole GNOME platform,
though, so it's possible that these bindings might not exactly meet
your needs in their current form.
Jose> - i've read the HACKING file. are there any other
Jose> recommended readings before starting to hack in guile?
The reference manual in Guile CVS is somewhat improved over the one on
the GNU web site.
Jose> - would you find interesting having libglade bindings?
Jose> - i would really appreciate any guideline/advice on where to
Jose> start if i want to write the above mentioned bindings; also
Jose> if you think that this task is not really adequate for a
Jose> newcomer (too complex, too big or whatever), i will be glad
Jose> to hear your admonitions! :-)
As mentioned above, you probably don't need to write these from
scratch. Possibly the most beneficial approach would be to offer
Ariel a hand in sorting out the issues with unnecessary GNOME
dependence. (Also, note that the C code for the gtk and libglade
bindings is to a large extent autogenerated from a description of the
Re: readline and libguile, Neil Jerram, 2002/02/10