In the #Guile REPL, you can type
scheme@(guile-user)> (help car)
and get help about a procedure called "car"
BUT if you wrap the 'car' in quotation marks, like this
scheme@(guile-user)> (help "car")
You get documentation about 3 different procedures that have the fragment "car" in their name
Could you find any hint of this experience in the manual ?
I never did
I mean, this is a paragraph titled "Runnig Guile interactively"
Not a peepsqueak about this
Ah it's here
In "Programming in Scheme -> Using Guile Interactively -> REPL Commands -> Help commands"
While "Running Guile Interactively" is in
"Hello Guile! -> Running Guile interactively"
why are these 2 parts broken up ?
How does this make any sense ?
To me it doesn't
Anyway the assumption is you need to read the manual COMPLETELY before being able to use Guile
It's made for a specific cognitive style
This is a stallmanism
The GNU culture is bred with failure
@AbbieNormal also, the commands in the “Help commands” section of the manual are the ones that start with a comma, like ,statistics or ,compile.
So th emanual doesn't cover this "help" procedure whatsoever 😕
What about the "pk" procedure ?! A must have to debug rapidly
A must have to debug tout court !
And hidden 🙄
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