Fresh from the 2011 GNU Hackers Meeting
, Andy Wingo has written a long piece on the status of Guile Scheme
, the woefully underutilized official user extension language of GNU. Wingo argues that Guile is the best choice for extension
). With the proliferation of Firefox extensions, Greasemonkey, etc. it is clear there is a large set of power users who want to modify the programs they use without spending years becoming skilled programmers. Perhaps after Emacs has been ported to Guile
the philosophy of user extensibility will spread to other parts of the GNU system.