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Re: guile-lib things

From: Linas Vepstas
Subject: Re: guile-lib things
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 23:44:07 -0500
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On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 06:48:29PM +0200, Thien-Thi Nguyen was heard to remark:
> perhaps you (or whoever) could design guile-lib as the packaging system
> for guile modules (both text and binary) and let interested programmers
> do the rest.  a good exercise would be to see how to fit SLIB into such
> a system, the figure of merit being the low amount of glue code and/or
> manual typing required.  

Great example.  For years, GnuCash required users (classic lusers:
non-programmers but early-linux-adopters) who were installing GnuCash
for the first time ever to type some cryptic stuff as root to complete
the install of slib.   Later this got simplified to "run gnucash
once as root" which is still pretty cryptic, as well as being a security 


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