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Re: [Axiom-developer] RE: gcl-2.6.8pre on MAC OSX 10.2

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] RE: gcl-2.6.8pre on MAC OSX 10.2
Date: 04 Nov 2006 07:37:30 +0100

"Bill Page" <address@hidden> writes:


| > | > Also in 'src/doc/ps' we have '' and ''.  
| > | > '' is a screen dump of a graphic window containing a
| > | > parabola.  I can not really see '' because it triggers
| > | > Postscript stack error in ghostscript (like many other files in
| > | > 'src/doc/ps' :(.
| > | > 
| > | 
| > | I think all .ps files that are not referenced in any *.pamphlet file
| > | (such as and should be deleted from the /ps
| > | directory.
| > 
| > Before deletion, we have to determine that they are not referenced
| > at runtime through name generation on the fly.  Do you know whether
| > that can ever happen?
| > 
| I do not know and I think it might be prohibitive in time to examine
| the code in sufficient detail to ensure that this is not the case but
| it seems to me the benefits of cleaning up this mess out weight the
| risk, especially since these files are among the problematic binary
| and mixed-case files in the distribution.
| Here is one suggestion: For now we could just move all of the "unused"
| files that I listed in my previous email to temporary location in the
| source tree. The recent improvements to hyperdoc made by Waldek suggest
| that now would be a good time in any case to have Axiom users focus
| more attention on this part of the system. If problems of missing
| files occur, it should be difficult to document which of the presumed
| "unused" files is actually referenced dynamically (if any).

I agree.  I subscribe to your suggestion to move "unused" files to a
"jail" directory. 

-- Gaby

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