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Re: Scripting for installing a module

From: adriano
Subject: Re: Scripting for installing a module
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 09:11:39 +0200

Il giorno ven, 01/07/2022 alle 18.15 +0100, James Crake-Merani ha
> Hello,
> I was just wondering what approach people tend to take when writing a
> script which installs a module onto the load-path. I understand this
> path might be different on different machines so how do you make sure
> the module is installed in the right path? Would you use something
> like a Makefile?

not only a Makefile

The whole Autotools chain

There are 2 options:

1) you write the and (or however they're called)
by hand and you deal with the Autotools directly, by hand

2) You use guile-hall and it will wrap the Autotools making the
experience a bit less frustrating


I wonder: why you want to install your module ?

You might want to distribute it as a simple handful of source files

Guile will compile it automagically at need

If your module has no dependencies, that could be an easy option

If it _has_ dependencies, then the Autotools might be of help

Did you think about this ?

I hate to second guess your question 

I understand it might be perceived as rude and I'm sorry for that

I just think these distinctions in use cases are not clear at all, in
the manual and in general

So this could be an easy pitfall

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