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Re: Guile portability?

From: objc
Subject: Re: Guile portability?
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:18:09 +0100

Hi Paul,

On the Microsoft Windows front, it builds if you use cygwin (for the POSIX) stuff.

The README file with the guile distribution gives you info. on how to build it on different systems.

From: "Paul Smith" <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:03 PM
To: <address@hidden>
Subject: Guile portability?

I can't find any statements on the Guile pages about portability: what
operating systems does it support, how well are they supported, etc.?

Before I started using Guile I naively assumed it was basically just a
parser and so it was almost trivially very portable.  Now that I see all
the advanced features and capabilities it strikes me that Guile is not
nearly so easily ported to non-POSIX-style systems as I assumed.

The docs say it's "the official language for the GNU operating system",
but what about non-GNU OS's, such as AIX/Solaris/HP-UX, the various
BSD's, or Windows, or MacOS, or even more specialized environments like
OpenVMS, AmigaOS, etc.?


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