[Ecls-list] Documentation format poll

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 11 20:25:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Matthew Mondor <mm_lists at pulsar-zone.net>wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 11:44:15 +0200
> Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Please have a look at the manual
> >     http://ecls.sourceforge.net/new-manual/
> >
> > I am working on it now, removing statements that were obsolete and adding
> > some reference to the C functions. Since the C core is just a small
> > superset of the Common Lisp standard, I think it is best to add the C
> > reference as an additional dictionary on top of Part I of the book. What
> do
> > you think?
> I noticed the new "C Reference" subsections, that's great to have.
> Unfortunately I don't understand your question about the additional
> dictionary on top of Part I, however :)

Yeah, more or less C Reference works like the "Dictionary" sections in the
Hyperspec. That is what I meant.

> I would suggest the following change:
> 6.3.2. OpenBSD and NetBSD
> Perhaps this should also include Linux and FreeBSD, and the paragraph
> should probably mention libffi, and the alternative of using:
> --with-dffi=included --enable-boehm=included --with-gmp=included

Will take note. The documentation is definitely obsolete.

> This also reminds me that I'm confused about these names when looking
> at ./configure --help, because both --enable-boehm and
> --with-system-boehm are marked deprecated...  perhaps that eventually
> --with-boehm=<option> could be used instead of both, to match the
> others?

Hmm, I made this into a support note to keep it alive.


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