[Ecls-list] build-program documentation problems

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll Juan.Ripoll at mpq.mpg.de
Mon Dec 17 09:42:03 UTC 2001

Jeff Bowden wrote:
> Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> >I must admit that this is a bit obscure, and maybe we can produce a
> >better looking interface which is easier to use. For instance, there
> >could be a sort of minimal defsystem with which all these things could
> >be expressed. ECL indeed uses one during the build process --
> >src/util/system.lsp -- but it is not very convenient for common use as
> >it does not provide the possibility of nesting systems or building
> >programs.
> >
> Perhaps I could try to port the mk defsystem (has this been done
> before?) and then write an extension for building the various ecl targets.
> This ought to be a good learning experience for me as I am only barely
> familiar with the defsystem.

You may work on it. However, before including it in ECL we must make
sure that the license is ok. Also, I think that the mk defsystem does
not include the concept of "program" or "image" and thus would have to
be extended to allow building ECL executables. In any case, please let
us all know your findings.


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