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Re: snarfing docstrings in c extensions

From: Mike Gran
Subject: Re: snarfing docstrings in c extensions
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2018 19:27:27 -0700
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On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 08:59:32PM +0200, Samuel Barreto wrote:

> So I do am able to generate the info files that I want. My two problems
> are:
> 1. how to use guile-snarf-docs portably ? (I have hardcoded them in my
>    Makefile for now.)

Since they don't get installed, it is hard to know the most robust method.
They are used as internal tools to Guile.

> ...

> And from a broader perspective, is it the way it is supposed to work ? I
> mean, am I doing it the right way or are other "guile-extension-writers"
> doing it otherwise ?

That is the way it is supposed to work.  But, I stopped doing it that way.
I had the same sort of problems you are having now.

Instead, I started writing scheme wrappers around my C functions. In C,
let's say I had a library with a function named %foo.  In scheme, I would
make a procedure

(define (foo x)
  (%foo x))

It is a lot of wasted effort that way, but, it is easier to understand
for me.  I'm not sure I should recommend it, tho.

-Mike Gran

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