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Re: First look at Guile Std Library available

From: Andreas Rottmann
Subject: Re: First look at Guile Std Library available
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 03:25:16 +0100
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Richard Todd <address@hidden> writes:

> I have places (container xxxx), (math xxxx) in my hierarchy waiting
> to be filled in with these.
> In addition to the list you gave, I think things like the ability to
> parse/manipulate stadard data formats (emails, PNG files, AU files,
> MID files, etc) would be a good fit.  I also would like to see a
> database interface get in, which allows for plugins to various DB
> products.  
I have a preliminary libgda binding in my archive (see [0], module
guile-gtk--rotty--0.1) which (or rather does libgda) fullfills the
above predicate.


> Yes, perl did that already (so did bigloo), but I don't see
> why that makes it wrong for guile.  Missing modules of this type are
> what keep pulling me away from guile when it comes time to do 'real'
> work.  I can only marvel at tail-recursion and closures for so
> long... :)
I can also agree that a comprehensive library, diverse in functionalty
is something that guile misses. At least for the GObject[1] based APIs
(which include most of GNOME), it's really little effort to initiate a
binding with guile-gobject[2], so given a little more documentation to
lower the entry barrier, it may be feasible to get good GNOME API


Cheers, Andy

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