Extempore documentation

Extempore’s documentation is split into three main sections:

  • the overview section discusses the key concepts in Extempore/xtlang programming, and is a good place to find out why things are the way they are
  • the reference section is the main xtlang language reference
  • the guides section contains longer-form tutorials for new users coming to Extempore from different backgrounds, including musicians, programmers, and newcomers to livecoding

To navigate, use the sidebar on the left (or on top, if you’re on mobile).

Getting help

Learning a new programming language is hard, so don’t despair if you get stuck and need help. The mailing list (powered by google groups) is a good place to start.

This website is written in markdown and designed to make it easy to contribute. Every page has an improve this page link at the bottom which takes you directly to the source .md file on GitHub so that you can fix it up and submit a pull request.

If you find any issues with these docs, let us know—contributing to the docs really is pretty easy, so don’t be afraid to pipe up if you’ve got ideas.

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