[Maxima] how to control loading of maxima-init.mac??
Raymond Toy (RT/EUS)
raymond.toy at ericsson.com
Tue May 27 12:17:00 CDT 2008
Oliver Kullmann wrote:
> I have the following trouble (which seems to result in a
> How to control the invocation of maxima-init.mac?
> a) It seems that calling a plain "vanilla" maxima is not possible?
> b) It seems that there is no command-line option for specifying the
> location of maxima-init.mac?
> c) It seems that neither by command-line options nor by build-configuration
> can the list of directories be influenced, which is used to search for
> Especially b) seems very easy to achieve.
Yes, option b is fairly easy. I arbitrarily called the option --noinit,
and it suppresses loading of maxima-init. maxima-init is searched in
the normal paths used by file_search, but the loading of maxima-init
might happen too early for you to change file_search paths.
Is having --noinit good enough for you?
Perhaps it would make sense for maxima to have a site-init file located
in the same directory hierarchy as the installed maxima. This could be
similar to how sh works, which loads /etc/profile first, then the user's
.profile. I didn't investigate that, but it seems straightforward to do
that. I guess you would also want a --no-site-init option too.
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