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RE: [Axiom-developer] Re: Requiring LaTeX

From: Bill Page
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Re: Requiring LaTeX
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 23:59:23 -0400

On September 1, 2006 6:33 PM Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:

> Tim Daly wrote:
> | > | Latex is not optional, it is not overhead, it is not waste.
> | > | If latex is not installed then axiom SHOULD NOT BUILD.
> |

I seems to me that Tim is like "the man who mistook his hammer
for a house". ;)

> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Ralf Hemmecke wrote:
> | I must say, I don't understand that. If you type "make" 
> | that will build the whole system. Why cannot there be some
> | targets like "make binaries", "make doc" to split that
> | process?
> My original plan -- as I tried to communicate to Tim last week --
> was precisely that we should make the process modular so that
> we have the kind of subdivision you are proposing even if "make"
> just ends up doing the whole.  I have seen *successful lagre
> projects* (much larger and complex than Axiom) work that way.
> Axiom is painting itself in a corner that can only harm it.

Silver is the logical "escape route" for me. :) I will be glad to
do everything I can to support it's continued development along
the lines proposed above.

Bill Page.

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