[Maxima] xmaxima, comments and other problems
Wed Oct 4 17:49:52 CDT 2006
Greetings! May I suggest you use 2.6.8pre from cvs for the windows
binary you offer at the download site? It is just awaiting an m68k
build .... No read-char-no-hang issues therein.
Fabrizio Caruso <caruso at dm.unipi.it> writes:
> I understand and appreciate the philosophy of keeping Maxima as
> general as possible and independent on the lisp version.
> Nevetheless I think that if a specific lisp has a seriour problem
> with xmaxima then
> either a work-around should be used or
> I would propose that at least that specific lisp
> should not be used as the default lisp for Windows
> and the Linux distribuitions.
> On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Robert Dodier wrote:
> > Hi Fabrizio,
> > > For instance xmaxima cannot batch properly:
> > > "
> > > ...
> > > 0;[one space](no CR)
> > > "
> > Problems like this might be due to a bug in read-char-no-hang in GCL.
> > (There have been other reports of this kind.)
> > Probably the first thing to do is to determine whether the bug is
> > peculiar to GCL. If it is a GCL bug, we should probably help them fix it.
> > Otherwise, of course, it is our own problem.
> > All the best,
> > Robert
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