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Re: [PATCH 3/3] gnu: Add guile-daemon.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] gnu: Add guile-daemon.
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:53:39 +0200
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès (2016-07-23 14:07 +0300) wrote:
>> Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> * gnu/packages/guile.scm (guile-daemon): New variable.
>> OK!
>>> +    (home-page "";)
>>> +    (synopsis "Evaluate code in a running Guile process")
>>> +    (description
>>> +     "Guile-Daemon is a small Guile program that loads your initial
>>> +configuration file, and then reads and evaluates Guile expressions that
>>> +you send to a FIFO file.")
>> This looks a lot like ‘guile --listen’, except without the REPL prompt
>> and stuff, right?
> Sorry, I don't understand what «without the REPL prompt and stuff» means :-)

‘guile --listen’ gives you a REPL prompt, which is nice for interactive
stuff, but less nice for scripting.

> I wrote Guile-Daemon because I needed a general-purpose guile process
> running all the time to which I can send expressions for evaluating.
> So I run 'guile-daemon', and then I can do something like this:
>   echo '(something #:useful? #t)' > /path/to/daemon-fifo-file
> Actually there is 'gdpipe' shell script that does this redirection:
>   gdpipe '(something #:useful? #t)'
> As for 'guile --listen', yes, Guile-Daemon also starts a socket to which
> you can connect with "M-x geiser-connect-local" or alike.

Understood, it does sound useful.

> If anyone is interested, I use it as an OSD daemon, particularly to set
> sound volume/muteness and to display it using Guile-XOSD.  Here is a
> small demo:

Pretty neat!


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