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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Big Chicken?

From: Oleg Kolosov
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Big Chicken?
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:34:19 +0300

On 05 Mar 2015, at 00:16, Daniel Leslie <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've been working on improving editor support for Chicken lately. With the 
> (laudable) efforts to remove units from core underway it struck me that there 
> may be opportunity for improvement in the other direction.
> While reducing Chicken core to its essential components is desirable I would 
> like to think that the Chicken distribution, which contains more than core, 
> would be somewhat of a 'batteries included' package. At least insofar as what 
> is common to package with language distributions these days. IE, a powerful 
> debugger, a utility to fetch documentation, and a powerful set of tools to 
> explore the language within the REPL.
> With that in mind, and acknowledging that perhaps it's a little self-serving, 
> I would like to propose that the following Eggs be shipped within the 
> standard Chicken distribution:
>       • apropos
>       • chicken-doc
>       • trace
> Any thoughts? Or is this out of the question?
> -Dan
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> address@hidden

Hello. I plan to make Windows installer with the parts of the included which will compile 
successfully with the MSVC.

In theory it should be straightforward to pack everything into tar.gz, but 
various interesting eggs have dependencies on system libraries - building and 
testing all this on different Linux flavours can be quite a pain. We can avoid 
the issue by providing Docker image with everything set up. Some modern 
language distributions use this approach (Go, Ruby) - but it might be not as 
convenient to work with. Maybe this is not what you want.

Regards, Oleg
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