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Re: Ideas for a Guile tutorial to go with the new site

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: Ideas for a Guile tutorial to go with the new site
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:41:08 -0500

Luis Felipe López Acevedo writes:

> On 2015-10-20 17:45, BCG wrote:
>> On 10/19/2015 12:29 PM, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>>> Amirouche Boubekki writes:
>>>> To the contrary I think it's not a good idea to start upfront the
>>>> tutorial with which editor should be used is a good way to loose half 
>>>> of
>>>> the readers, because they will feel more uncomfortable and not up to 
>>>> the
>>>> task. To be useful emacs requires one 'Getting Started' tutorial in
>>>> itself. Or anykind of setup for that matter. The tutorial should go 
>>>> as
>>>> quickly as possible to the matter and start with coding.
>>>> I started a tutorial at I don't introduce
>>>> readline until the user knows what the REPL is. Part 1 is all done in
>>>> REPL. I subtly introduce emacs as a good choice for an editor in part 
>>>> 2
>>>> which is done in an editor. But doesn't enforce it.
>>> Okay, sorry if I wasn't being clear... my goal in that section would 
>>> be
>>> to encourage everyone who *isn't already an emacs user* to pick up a
>>> simple editor and know how to use that with Guile, but them give them 
>>> a
>>> brief tip that they want to look into Emacs + Geiser once they've 
>>> dived
>>> in a bit more deeply.
>>> I don't think this section needs to be too long.  I agree it should 
>>> not
>>> be overwhelming.
>> Personally I would appreciate a not-so-brief tip.  Most resources on
>> the web about coding in scheme seem to claim that emacs is the best
>> environment for it, but rarely go into the reasoning about why or
>> provide a focused way to get started with it.  I'd be happy to try out
>> those tools, but it hardly is worth it to me to slog through the emacs
>> tutorial just to see if I like whatever advantages it may have for
>> coding Scheme.
> I think a video tutorial to get the user started with Guile + Emacs 
> would be great for that. First video in a "Learn GNU Guile" series 
> hosted in a MediaGoblin instance :)

That would be great, yes!

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