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Re: Missing and out-of-date information in guile.1, the Guile man page

From: Mark Harig
Subject: Re: Missing and out-of-date information in guile.1, the Guile man page
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:23:01 -0500

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 08:48:58PM +0000, Neil Jerram wrote:

> 3) Should the manual page include some information about the
>      environment variable 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' in the ENVIRONMENT
>      section, or is this considered to be an O/S-dependent variable?

I'd say too OS-dependent; or more to do with how guile should be
properly installed, than how to use it once it is installed.

But on the other hand, I might be misunderstanding what you had in
if you'd like to propose some specific text...


 - There is no description in the Guile manual page,
   guile.1, or the Guile Reference Manual, guile.info*, of
   the environment variable GUILE_AUTO_COMPILE.

 - The reference manual also briefly mentions the
   environment variable GUILE_HISTORY (it describes the
   default value as `.guile_history', but does not mention
   its default location, presumably $HOME, correct?), but
   the manual page does not mention it.

 - Is there an environment variable that can specify the
   name of the Guile initialization file (default: .guile)?

 - Are there any other environment variables that are not
   documented in the Guile Reference Manual?

 - For comparison, the Emacs manual includes a section
   describing the environment variables that may effect it
   when it is invoked.  See the Info node "(emacs)
   Environment" (a subsection of the appendix "Invoking


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