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Need "Getting Started" for Unix #150

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cgay opened this Issue Jan 5, 2012 · 5 comments

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@cgay
The Dylan Language member
cgay commented Jan 5, 2012

Under "Learning Dylan" on the main documentation page we have "Getting Started with Open Dylan", but it's specific to the IDE. We need something similar (but probably much simpler) listed right next to it for Unix. It should cover making .lid files, DIME, the dylan-compiler command line, ...

This is important for newcomers. Would be nice to have something for the next release after 2011.1.

@hannesm
hannesm commented Jan 5, 2012

you have seen http://opendylan.org/documentation/getting-started/console.html ? a start for the command-line!

@cgay cgay was assigned Jan 6, 2012
@cgay
The Dylan Language member
cgay commented Jan 6, 2012

No, I hadn't seen that, but it's not quite what I'm thinking of. Instead of jumping right into the console environment I want something that explains how to create and build hello-world on the command-line, where the binaries end up, and how to use registries to find used libraries. Not sure exactly what else to include after that, but I'll probably get some ideas from the win32 Getting Started.

@cgay
The Dylan Language member
cgay commented Jan 6, 2012

Oh, well DIME would be nice to include, but I haven't figured out how to get it working yet. hint hint...

@cgay
The Dylan Language member
cgay commented Jan 23, 2012

cgay_: maybe DIME should be a separate chapter in the getting started guide?
[22 16:00] cgay_: and using +( as an example for argument lists is counterintuitive in my opinion - I'd rather use add! or format-out!
[22 16:07] I kind of liked +( because it showed how to deal with infix operators (which really is counterintuitive). How about I use add( and include a note about how to get arglists for infix ops?
[22 16:07] sure
[22 16:08] Mmm, separate chapter makes some sense.
[22 16:08] oh, and you can remove the change-project from the table if you explain it via C-c M-p
[22 16:09] and you might want to link to the screencast on youtube

@cgay
The Dylan Language member
cgay commented Jun 19, 2012

I made a few changes to the current command-line section of Getting Started and decided that's good enough.

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