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

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Ideas for a Guile tutorial to go with the new site
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:12:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Hi Christopher,

Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> writes:

>  - Intro
>  - Getting up and running
>    (picture of one of those robots with a wind-up-toy-key on its back?)
>    + How to start guile from the command line, add readline support
>    + Editor setup, simple
>      Details how to write some scheme with any editor, maybe makes a
>      free software editor recommendation of something simple that's not
>      too hard to get going with Scheme.  Would GEdit work?

As much as I appreciate my Emacs environment, I think GEdit + basic REPL
in a terminal is the right choice for presenting Guile.  I think it
would be better not explaining how to setup Geiser+Emacs in this
tutorial and just mentioning it by giving a link to separate resource
(which don't exist yet...) for those who are already familiar with

> I'm sure there are other things!  But I think a tutorial in this style
> might be fun, and would fit the site well.  And the desire for a good
> tutorial has been expressed many times.

This is definitely a great initiative!


Mathieu Lirzin

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