The way to go

A long, long time ago, in what seems now another galaxy, Scheme (in its Guile incarnation) was destined to be Gnome’s extension language. It even featured one of the best window managers i’ve used, until its author disappeared under an apple tree (not that it uses Guile, i know, but it’s extensible using a Lisp dialect too). These Mono days, all those good intentions are forgotten, except for a few fine hackers like Andy Wingo. He’s been putting together an impressive set of Guile bindings for many libraries in the GTK+ and Gnome families and, recently, he’s started documenting them. A first stab is available here. Yeah, Guile is not the nicest Scheme around, nor is Gnome my favorite desktop environment, but still it’s good to see people striving to make our computer world a better place to live. Way to go, Andy!

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