[Maxima] configure.lisp patch
Gregory Martin Pfeil
Wed Nov 29 01:25:22 CST 2006
On 28 Nov 2006, at 22:26, Robert Dodier wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>> So, here's a patch for the latter. Sorry for the barrage.
> Thanks for sending the revised patch. Help me understand what's
> at stake here. What is the functionality that is enabled by this
> I've forgotten what this is about. In a similar vein, after applying
> the patch, how can I tell if it is working as expected?
> I read the patch but I wasn't able to puzzle out what it's about.
The original code only worked if you used the current directory (the
default value) for maxima-directory. If the current directory wasn't
the correct one, it would be unable to find the *.in files that the
substitutions are applied to.
My followup was to remove my assumption that the directory used for
maxima-directory would be CL-style (trailing (back)slash), and
account for directories entered either with or without said (back)slash.
The way to test this is to run your lisp from a directory other than
the desired maxima-directory and see what happens. It should work
with the patch, but should complain about not being able to find *.in
with the original code.
I came across this while trying to make Maxima ASDF-Installable,
since in that case the maxima-directory is not likely to be the
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