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Re: How to get started in guile & programming generally


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: How to get started in guile & programming generally
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:42:51 +0200
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Joshua Branson <address@hidden> writes:

> It gets really interesting when you start telling these processes to
> transform the underlying data.  They currently have a translator that
> translates an xml file into a directory tree.  Imagine searching an html
> file with the "find" tool.  Wouldn't that be something different?

Or imagine installing a packages from remote servers with shell globbing:

pkg --install /http://ftp.gnu.org/packages/*/*.deb

Last time I used the Hurd, some variant of this actually worked.

Best wishes,
Arne
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