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Re: Happy birthday, Guile! - grid printing

From: Linus Björnstam
Subject: Re: Happy birthday, Guile! - grid printing
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:01:28 +0100
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Hi Zelphir!

You should check out SRFI 166 or 159. It has columnar printing built in. I 
ported it to guile and one implementation is available in guix (under a 
non-standard module name iirc).

  Linus Björnstam

On Mon, 17 Feb 2020, at 01:10, Zelphir Kaltstahl wrote:
> Hi Guile Users!
> Guile is my go to programming language for my free time projects : )
> While it's sometimes not as easy to find answers for problems as in some
> other programming languages, usually it is worth the research, as I come
> out more knowledgeable on the other side. The documentation is usually
> great and people are creating great projects and software in Guile.
> Happy to be part of the community!
> Some time ago and this weekend I have been working on a thing that
> prints grids:
> Basically prints lists as grids in on command line or to string and
> allows for configuration of the printed grid, such as padding or which
> characters shall be used for representing borders or intersections in
> the grid. Personally I think this could be useful for example for
> printing a chess board or similar things in pure text form. In the test
> cases, there is also an example of printing a grid containing a grid.
> It's only one of many projects I try to work on, but since it is not as
> complex as the others, it at least is already usable, while most of my
> other projects are in the unfinished non-usable state.
> Thanks everyone for participating in the Guile community and for sharing
> knowledge or providing learning resources!
> Zelphir
> On 16.02.20 15:56, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> > Hello Guilers!
> >
> > Today, it’s been 9 years since Guile 2.0 came out!
> >
> >
> >
> > It’s impressive how much has been accomplished since 2.0, and how what
> > seemed like a pipe dream back then came into reality with 3.0.  I think
> > Guile 2.0 started a renaissance of Guile, and it’s in bloom now.  :-)
> >
> > We used to have a “Guile potluck” for the anniversary, where people
> > would bring their own hacks and virtually join for a party.  We missed
> > it this year, but if there’s a nice hack that you’d like to share, now
> > is a good time!
> >
> > Happy hacking with Guile!
> >
> > Ludo’.

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