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Re: [Gcl-devel] many topics

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] many topics
Date: 22 Nov 2002 12:02:24 -0500


root <address@hidden> writes:

> Bill,
> re: cygwin
> I'm trying to get access to a windows box so I can set up 
> cygwin. Damn things are pretty scarce :-) The key problem
> is setting up a "compile farm" of various pieces of equipment.
> If I can break free about $1000 I can stack a bunch of used
> equipment in my basement and set up a local farm. I'm 
> deliberately maintaining 3 versions of linux (albeit all
> redhat. gotta expand that too) so I can cross-build and find
> bugs (like the Bool bug in GCL on RH7.3). I'll have to start
> haunting Ebay to find used equipment. Christmas cometh. I'm
> CERTAIN the girlfriend will appreciate her used Sun box :-)
> re: Lisp
> I downloaded CLISP last night and am downloading Corman now.  Lets see
> if we can find a runnable Common Lisp you can use. GCL 2.4.x should
> run there in some form but I don't know how it will interact with
> mingw. I've been looking at the Codemist version and find I'm going to
> have to bend a few things around in the Makefiles to make it work due
> to the compile-file issue. I'll make it work but it is slow going.
> For portability reasons Codemist is our best bet as it uses byte-codes.
> I've also discovered (as you will shortly) that GCL 2.5 is ansi-95
> compatible which means that the original source code needs
> changes. For example, use-package used to create the package by
> default. Now it appears that you need to call make-package first.
> So to bring Axiom up to the present-day standards is going to take
> me a bit more time.

If this proves onerous, I could #ifdef in the old behavior when
configuring without --enable-ansi.  But its probably a good idea for
Axiom to make this change in the long run.  If you'd like me to do
this, just let me know.

Take care,

> re: TeXmacs
> I know that a semi-native windows port has been high on Joris's list
> for a long time so any progress there (possibly using mingw) would be
> a heeuugge win. I've been too heads-down on the other issues to do
> more than test it. We have to add the noweb.sty file to the list of
> files that TeXmacs knows about.  I want to add a bunch of Latex macros
> to noweb.sty (probably forking off an Axiom.sty file that is upward
> compatible) but that's an enqueued task.
> re: tenkan CVS
> I've asked for all of the developers to have write access to the CVS so
> we can try coordinating things thru there. Feel free to make your own
> mis...ummm, changes there and I'll adapt. Please, please try to
> document everything you do even if it is a one line fix.  At least
> test it once and let me know if you can write to it.
> Tim
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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