<mark_weaver>a_e: after you've compiled the C code, then it has to compile the .scm files to .go files. the first couple of them take a *long* time, so long that you might think it's hung. Be patient. after the first few it gets gradually faster, as more and more components of the compiler are compiled.
<mark_weaver>those compilations are shown as GUILEC in the make output.
<mark_weaver>for the first few, what's actually happening is this: a very limited (unoptimized) Scheme interpreter written in C is used to interpret a better interpreter written in Scheme (also unoptimized), which is used to interpret the compiler.
<mark_weaver>bootstrapping a language written mostly in itself is tricky :)
<mark_weaver>but at least we don't punt and require that you have a binary executable of Guile to compile itself, like many other projects do.