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Re: [Gcl-devel] 2.6.2 - proposed patch for pcl/makefile

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] 2.6.2 - proposed patch for pcl/makefile
Date: 09 Jan 2004 12:40:37 -0500
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James Amundson <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 20:19, Mike Thomas wrote:
> > While thinking about configure.in in this context, I also wondered whether
> > we shouldn't have defsystem as a permanent fixture in GCL and use it in our
> > build.  It seems to be a feature of some major Lisp implementations and one
> > of the two main frustrations I have had with using GCL on third party code
> > has been its absence - the other being the absence of CLOS and ANSI.
> The real problem here is that the gcl-specific fixes to defsystem that I
> put in to Maxima's defsystem have not been submitted back to the
> defsystem maintainers. It's my fault -- I always meant to submit the
> changes, but never did. Determining which modifications need to be made
> to the *current* defsystem and then submitting them to the defsystem
> maintainers should solve the problem once and for all.

Great!  Please keep me posted if any of these gcl-specific fixes are
too artificial and need changes in the GCL source.

It would be a good idea to have a defsystem in GCL.  Do other lisps
ship their own?  Will have to wait for 2.7 though.

Take care,

> --Jim

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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