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Installing scheme only programs

From: Diogo F . S . Ramos
Subject: Installing scheme only programs
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 03:50:29 -0300 (BRT)

I have a program written entirely in guile's scheme and I use
autotools to distribute it.

Is there a guide to distribute guile programs?

I know that some languages have, but I can see any in the guile docs.

My biggest concern is about the .scm files that makes up my program.

For those who know autotools, I'm using pkgdata to install the files
and them I use (load "/path/to/.scm") from a simple executable
script. But it got me thinking that the .scm files are not exactly

I was thinking that the 'module' facility of guile could be the
solution. I install them where guile's modules are installed and use
(use-modules) to load. But then again, my .scm are not exactly modules
because they are not, in any way, made for general purpose use.

I recently learn a technique where, during 'make', one 'cat' all the
sources files together, forming a big, single executable script. Doing
so, there is no need to install the .scm files, because they are all
inside the same executable file.

This technique needs a little care, but is definitely doable, as I did
a scratch of it and it works, although I felt that the bigger file
made my application take a little more time to start than separate
loaded files. I didn't do any benchmark, so don't take my word on it.

So, what do you guys think?

Is there a proper way to distribute and install scheme only programs?

Diogo F. S. Ramos

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