[Maxima] how to use "maxima --batch" *reliably* ??
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Tue Feb 26 14:04:12 CST 2008
No, I said that if you use maxima in batch mode, it has lots
of issues, because it was designed to be interactive.
By your criterion the only text editor that you would use is
one that is a batch editor. (sed is one such program).
Running Maxima in batch mode is unrelated to BUILDING Maxima,
which is mostly automated.
As for Maxima not conforming to modern programming standards, note
that parts of it date to 1963.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu
> [mailto:maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu] On Behalf Of Oliver Kullmann
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:28 AM
> To: Richard Fateman
> Cc: maxima at math.utexas.edu
> Subject: Re: [Maxima] how to use "maxima --batch" *reliably* ??
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 07:48:47AM -0800, Richard Fateman wrote:
> > Maybe you should reconsider running maxima in batch mode.
> > Maxima, as designed, wants to be in charge, not called by
> other programs.
> > There are all kinds of problems that you haven't even
> considered that
> > come up when you use it as a batch program.
> So you propose not to use Maxima at all?
> Any reliable build-process needs to be automatised.
> It seems to me that Maxima has a lot of weeknesses regarding
> modern programming standards, but this doesn't need to mean that
> one gives up on it.
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