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Chickadee 0.9.0 released

October 25, 2022

I'm happy to announce that Chickadee 0.9.0 has been released!

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Guile-SDL2 0.8.0 released

October 23, 2022

I'm happy to announce that Guile-SDL2 0.8.0 has been released! Guile-SDL2 provides Guile Scheme bindings for the SDL2 C shared library. The bindings are written in pure Scheme using Guile's foreign function interface.

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Issues with object-oriented programming in Guile

October 05, 2022

Scheme is often thought of as a functional programming language, but really it is a multi-paradigm language, including object-oriented programming. My Scheme of choice for the past decade has been Guile. It comes with support for OOP via GOOPS: The Guile Object Oriented Programming System. It's a silly name. GOOPS is modeled after the almighty Common Lisp Object System or CLOS for short. Overall, it does a good job of adapting the concepts of CLOS in a Schemey way. However, most Scheme programmers never use OOP, and I think that has left GOOPS a little rough around the edges. By mimicking CLOS a bit more, I think GOOPS could make someone used to the excellence of CLOS feel a little more at home in Schemeland. Also I want these features to make my code more elegant and less prone to bugs due to hacky workarounds.

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Guix for development

September 23, 2022

This wonderful article by Marius Bakke (thanks for using Haunt btw!) about guix shell hit the orange website front page recently. I left a comment to the effect of “hell yeah I use it for all my projects!” and someone asked me for an example of what I do. I sent them some links but I thought hey, this could be a blog post and I haven't written one of those in years!

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Haunt 0.2.6 released

January 26, 2022

Haunt version 0.2.6 has been released. This release restores compatibility with Guile < 3.0 that was accidentally broken in 0.2.5. Additionally, Haunt now uses the inotify API to watch for file changes on Linux when running haunt serve --watch, replacing a slower and more naive approach.

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Chickadee 0.8.0 released

October 07, 2021

I'm happy to announce that Chickadee 0.8.0 has been released!

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Guile-SDL2 0.7.0 released

October 07, 2021

I'm happy to announce that Guile-SDL2 0.7.0 has been released! Guile-SDL2 provides Guile Scheme bindings for the SDL2 C shared library. The bindings are written in pure Scheme using Guile's foreign function interface.

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Chickadee 0.6.0 released

November 19, 2020

I'm happy to announce that Chickadee 0.6.0 has been released!

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Chickadee 0.5.0 released

April 08, 2020

I'm happy to announce that Chickadee 0.5.0 has been released!

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Guile-SDL2 0.5.0 released

April 07, 2020

I'm happy to announce that Guile-SDL2 0.5.0 has been released! Guile-SDL2 provides Guile Scheme bindings for the SDL2 C shared library. The bindings are written in pure Scheme using Guile's foreign function interface.

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