[Maxima] Runtime determination of share directories?
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 10:12:54 CST 2009
On 1/22/09, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wouldn't it be nicer if we could do this at startup and just find all of
> the directories in share directory? Then we wouldn't have to maintain
> this list at all, and users can easily add share packages themselves and
> have them automatically available. (Well, perhaps we could keep a few
> of the core share packages in the list, but most would be determined at
Yes, that's a good idea. Have at it!
> I played with this a while back, but never finished it. I think,
> however, that all of the lisps we support can do this using the Lisp
> DIRECTORY function with a bit of extra glue to return the right stuff.
> GCL might be a bit more difficult, but I think it can be done there too.
I believe it is within the realm of possibility that we might stop
working around GCL's idiosyncrasies.
I think it would be worth the time to compare Maxima + ECL against
Maxma + GCL on various platforms, considering ECL as a possible
replacement for GCL. If someone wants to do that & report to the
mailing list, that would be terrific.
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