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Re: [ANN] Guile Hall 0.3.0 released

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: [ANN] Guile Hall 0.3.0 released
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 07:43:28 +0200
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Alex Sassmannshausen <address@hidden> writes:
>> m4 is just a very simple templating language. Should not be too hard
>> to implement it in Guile.
> Again, this has come up in the past.  I love the idea of having a Guile
> way to do the work that m4, autoreconf and automake do — I think any
> piecemeal or module work towards this would super valuable.
> I hope for now, in the absence of those things existing, having Hall
> provide a kludgy bridge between autotools and Guile might be the best of
> both worlds…

I have yet to use it (I’m still doing the autotools setup by hand; but
that’s mostly because my Guile tools are mostly wisp so I need custom
stuff), but yes: having autotools autogenerated is extremely valuable.

If you have automated autotools setup - something that just works - it’s
like all those project-setup tools other languages have (Java with
Maven, Javascript with npm, Rust with cargo, Go …), but with the
difference that it works everywhere.

I have used several different build tools in the past, and once you
stray even slightly outside the usual path, autotools (with all its
cludginess) still outdoes them all.

Sidenote: Does guile hall setup help for Make?

(shows rule lines with ## comments as help output for commands)

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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