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Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Some questions about CHICKEN 5 egg

From: Ivan Raikov
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Some questions about CHICKEN 5 eggs and modules
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:24:47 -0700

Yes, exactly, the issue is installing multiple sets of files in
different subdirectories of PREFIX/{include,share}. It would be very
useful for "c-include" as well as "data" components.

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 1:07 PM <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I have a couple of eggs that generate and compile code similar to the
> > way chicken-crunch works. These eggs would install header or source
> > files that are required for the compilation process. Some of these
> > source files belong to distinct functional modules that are organized
> > in subdirectories. In CHICKEN 4, it was possible to install these
> > files to corresponding subdirectories of CHICKEN_PREFIX/share/chicken,
> > thus preserving the logical structure. In CHICKEN 5, this is currently
> > not possible, but I think it would be a very convenient feature. We
> > can of course define our own conventions and install the additional
> > files into subdirectories of $HOME, but it makes more sense to me to
> > keep them in the CHICKEN directory hierarchy. I hope this makes sense.
> So the basic problem is to install multiple sets of files, in separate
> steps? I think for "scheme-include" components this should be possible,
> but (as far as I can see) this is not currently possible for "c-include"
> components (but could be added).
> felix

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