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2. Meta-questions

This section contains questions and answers about this FAQ, its authors, etc.


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2.1 What is the aim of this FAQ?

The aim of this FAQ is to provide some help and documentation to people interested in scsh, a Unix shell that uses Scheme as its scripting language. It is mainly aimed towards those who do not know much about scsh or Scheme. This explains why some questions that might seem trivial to the seasoned Scheme programmer are included anyway.


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2.2 Who wrote this FAQ?

Most of the FAQ was written and is still maintained by Michel Schinz (schinz@alphanet.ch) and Eric Marsden (emarsden@laas.fr). To send mail about the FAQ in general, please do not use these personal addresses, but the alias mentioned below (see section 2.5 Where do I send comments about this FAQ?).


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2.3 What was changed recently in this FAQ?

Here is a list of recent changes. The name of the person who suggested the change (either explicitly by sending a mail, or implicitly by posting in the newsgroup) is mentioned in parentheses.

  1. 2003/01/13 v2.36 minor update for scsh 0.6.3.
  2. 2003/02/12 rewrote part comparing scsh with other scripting languages (Yoann Padioleau), added Ruby script, updated scsh license, removed reference to CIG, dropped version numbers for this FAQ.
  3. 2003/02/14 removed broken and outdated link to notes on the scsh Web sever, added reference to the "new" Scheme 48 documentation (Michael Sperber), changed home pages of Rees and Kelsey.
  4. 2003/02/18 corrected scsh example script to include dot files (Sriram Thaiyar).
  5. 2003/03/13 added reference to Sunterlib (Anthony Carrico).
  6. 2003/04/22 minor update for scsh 0.6.4.
  7. 2003/10/03 updated Brian Carlstrom's web page.
  8. 2003/11/02 added links to the archives of the newsgroup and the mailing list (Brian Carlstrom).
  9. 2003/12/01 minor update for scsh 0.6.5.
  10. 2004/02/29 finally mention the death of c.l.s.scsh
  11. 2004/03/14 mention problems with scsh 0.6.x and Ultrix (Brian Carlstrom)
  12. 2004/06/21 use the new mailing-list address
  13. 2004/08/13 updated information about PreScheme (Martin Gasbichler), fixed a typo (Rohan Nicholls)
  14. 2005/10/29 added reference to rlwrap (William S)
  15. 2005/12/13 added reference to Commander S and the port of ACME (Roland Kaufmann), trimmed history
  16. 2006/02/23 fixed a typo
  17. 2006/06/11 minor update for scsh 0.6.7


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2.4 Where do I get the latest version of this FAQ?

The latest version of the FAQ can be found at the "scsh FAQ home-page":
http://www-internal.alphanet.ch/~schinz/scsh-faq.html

This home-page contains three versions of this FAQ: an ASCII version, an HTML version and an Info version. If you have access to the World Wide Web, I strongly recommend that you get the HTML version, since all the hyperlinks can be followed just by clicking on them.

Apart from that, this document is posted on the 13th of each month to the newsgroups `comp.lang.scheme.scsh', `comp.lang.scheme', `comp.answers' and `news.answers'.


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2.5 Where do I send comments about this FAQ?

Comments about this FAQ should be sent to the following address: scsh-faq@alphanet.ch.

Please help us in producing a useful document by sending suggestions and material for this FAQ. If you find stylistic, grammatical or syntax errors, please also report them.


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