[Maxima] how to re-define the HOME directory?
l.butler at ed.ac.uk
Tue Jun 2 12:11:39 CDT 2009
On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, James Amundson wrote:
< > What is needed, I think, is a command-line option that allows the user
< > to set the init file at run-time. This is presently lacking.
< The environment variable MAXIMA_USERDIR would solve this problem if it wasn't
< currently broken. (Of course, it's an environment variable, not a command-line
< option.) Is there any reason that fixing MAXIMA_USERDIR wouldn't solve all the
< problems discussed here?
It would, but why does the environment need to be polluted by maxima?
Moreover, there is the issue of consistency of the interface: some
options can be set by a command-line option (like the lisp), and I don't
see why this option is qualitatively different.
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