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[Axiom-developer] Re: Lisp Packages and Axiom

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Lisp Packages and Axiom
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 13:55:25 -0500

> What was your plan for the overall structure in this regard Tim?

as part of the rewrite the interpreter, compiler, browser, graphics,
numerics, and algebra will each be in their own packages which will
make them much easier to separate and maintain. at the moment they
follow the MAXIMA model where everything is in one giant package.

this was reasonable at the time. back when hard disks for DOS first
arrived there was no directory structure and a hard disk just looked
like one big directory. package names were introduced late in the
lifetime of lisp and most of the pre-package lisp systems were not
well separated. rather than re-org the code everything got dumped
into one package.


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