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The Scheme Shell (2006) (scsh.net)
61 points by smartmic 54 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments

God, The Scsh reference manual has my favorite acknowledgements section in all of media. I urge all of you to read this. https://scsh.net/docu/html/man.html

I'm proud to be able to call myself a FOO (Friend of Olin.) Not only is he a fine human being, but if you talk to him for 20 minutes you'll learn a couple of years worth of computer science.

I'm jealous! He was my first year computer science teacher, probably the person who most instilled love for functional programming in me. I still at some point want to go back to take a compilers class with him someday. Until then, while you are a FOO I'll be at the BAR :p

If that were written today thereā€™d be hardcore consequences.

Olin Shivers was by far the best professor I had in college. Amazing communicator complemented by a great sense of humor

Checkout rash for Racket + Bash https://rash-lang.org/

To add on: there are shell-ish DSLs for most Lisps here, which includes Racket, Clojure, Common Lisp, Scheme, etc.


Totally agree. I really feel like Racket has earned my love.

Is this packaged for any distros named Debian by any chance?

apt search scsch and apt search scheme provide little joy.

... hrm, apparently oldstable (jessie) only:


Chicken is on Debian and has an egg that provides most of the scsh functionality.

First I've heard of those tools. I am ... amused.

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