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Re: [Texmacs-dev] guile-1.6

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] guile-1.6
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:00:49 +0200 (CEST)

> I didn't follow the earlier discussions about texmacs and guile-1.6, but
> now Fink has guile-1.6, too, and I am looking at making a package that
> takes it into account. A couple of questions:
> Is there a big difference in performance between guile-1.4 and
> guile-1.6? Or is there some other reason to make an effort to run
> texmacs with guile-1.6 instead of guile-1.4? Fink now has both of them
> (it was actually me who prevented the maintainer of the Fink guile
> package from simply replacing 1.4 by 1.6, because my first tests showed
> problems with texmacs under guile-1.6, like freezing in some menus;
> these seem to have disappeared now).

I have not noticed any major improvements between guile-1.3.4 and
guile-1.6.* except for conventions which change all the time.

> There is a problem with the GUILE_LOAD_PATH determined at runtime: Fink
> has guile version 1.6.4 as determined by `guile-config --version`, and
> its load-path is "/sw/share/guile/1.6":
> martin% guile -c "( display %load-path )"
> (/sw/share/guile/site /sw/share/guile/1.6 /sw/share/guile .)
> Texmacs constructs a GUILE_LOAD_PATH containing /sw/share/guile/1.6.4
> which does not exist and makes it crash. I don't know who is to blame here.
> What is the situation on Linux? What do `guile-config --version` and
> `guile -c "( display %load-path )"` give? Unfortunately, the Linux boxes
> I can get my hands on here (sourceforge compile farm or our university)
> only have guile-1.3 or 1.4.

address@hidden src]$ guile-config --version
guile-config - Guile version 1.3.4
address@hidden src]$ guile -c "( display %load-path )"
(/usr/share/guile/site /usr/share/guile/1.3.4 /usr/share/guile .)address@hidden 

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