[Ecls-list] build-program documentation problems

Jeff Bowden jlb at houseofdistraction.com
Sun Dec 16 13:57:02 UTC 2001

Oops.  I forgot to end with a question.  So, is this something you would 
like help with and if so, do you have any ideas about how it actually 
should work?

Jeff Bowden wrote:

> I recently fiddled around with trying to build a standalone executable 
> with ecl and I discovered that the documentation 
> (http://ecls.sourceforge.net/ecldev.html#Building%20programs) is 
> slightly wrong.
> "Example of a standalone program" is a missing colon in the line
> *            (c:build-program "myecl" :lisp-files '("hello.o"))*
> That was easy enough to overcome but it's strictly a cookbook example 
> with no real explanation of what's going on.  I would not mind writing 
> a more descriptive example but I am not sure if it's worthwhile given 
> that this process does not seem to be very robust (e.g. you can't have 
> it generate an executable called "hello" for some reason.  Also, the 
> function build-program doesn't autoload the cmp module and so doesn't 
> even seem to exist until after compile-file has been run once).  
> Perhaps my efforts would be better spent trying to make things less 
> fragile and then documenting the result.

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