[Ecls-list] Newbie question

Goffioul Michael goffioul at imec.be
Mon Dec 20 00:45:01 UTC 2004

> Thanks! It would be nice if there was a doc wiki so things 
> like this could 
> be compiled in one place. Its a bit of a put off for new 
> users to have to 
> sift the archives in vain for common things like this (although I did 
> eventually find some posts hinting at it in passing).
> My next dumb question: how do I force ecl to reload a shared 
> library? I 
> want to recompile code and then call the new versions without 
> restarting 
> ecl. Based on glances at the gc code that unloads libraries I 
> try this:
> (defun nuke-package (name)
>    (let ((pkg (find-package name)))
>    (do-symbols (s pkg)
>      ;(si::unlink-symbol s))
>      (when (eq (symbol-package s) pkg)
>        (fmakunbound s)
>        (makunbound s)
>        (unintern s) ))
>    (delete-package pkg)
>    (si::gc t)))
> But it doesnt seem to be quite enough.
> This seems like a natural thing to do, am I missing the simple answer?

Sorry, I cannot answer here. But looking at ECL's code, I have the
impression that this is not supported (I may be wrong, of course).


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