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ASDF and ./configure (was: Re: [Axiom-developer] Hyper doc search error)

From: David MENTRE
Subject: ASDF and ./configure (was: Re: [Axiom-developer] Hyper doc search error)
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 21:47:15 +0100
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root <address@hidden> writes:

>> What is asdf? This asdf: ?
> yes. asdf is the direction all of the lisp systems are adopting.
> asdf is a tool that allows you to build lisp systems from a tree
> of requirements. it has the advantage of giving you the full power
> of the language to specify your requirements.

Ok, thank you for the pointers.

> the autoconf/automake facilities are fine if you write C code
> but fail when you try to use lisp code. centuries ago axiom was
> moving toward a mk-defsystem but never got there. 
> asdf will also allow us to import tools from the web rather than
> package them with the distribution.

Would you accept (or at least not be opposed to ;) a hand-written
./configure shell script? It would find the basic tools (awk, noweb,
...) and setup the main Makefile file, in order to launch all the CL

If you agree I'll take the job.

Best wishes,

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