[Maxima] Development environment, was RE: more about Maxima + ECL
Raymond Toy (RT/EUS)
raymond.toy at ericsson.com
Mon Apr 28 08:36:12 CDT 2008
Richard Fateman wrote:
> I would like a system in which all of Maxima can be read in and run
> interpreted or compiled
> and for which
> (compile-file <whatever.lisp>)
> (load <whatever.o> ) or whatever.fasl etc...
> can be used to incorporate any corrections to the whatever.lisp file in the
I still do this and it still works for me. But...
> It is apparently the case that the run-time Maxima (GCL/windows) is no
> longer compatible with
> the compile-time environment used to compile Maxima.
> Unless I am mistaken in this, it appears to be a massive step backward in
> system testing and development; in some sense a retreat from the notion of
> interactive system development starting in the late 1960s into the 1960's
> batch development model of languages like C and Fortran. Admittedly this is
> "prettied up" by CVS, make, defsystem. But still batch.
> Am I mistaken?
> If I am not mistaken, can someone try to explain why this has happened?
I doubt it was intentional. But there are still bizarre dependencies
that no one has bothered to figure out or fix. One issue that has
bitten me is that when I compile or load some file, suddenly some
variables are now special. That's quite annoying. But this was long
ago, and my memory is likely faulty.
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