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> Liam Healy wrote:
> > Good luck - I think it would be nice to have a good ANSI compliant portable maxima
> > in clocc. Let me know if you need anything else.
> Thanks. Good timing, too. I was about to leave the office, where I have
> a good network connection, for home, where I have a dialup connection.
> Your message would have taken quite a while over the phone lines.
> I don't know if you've followed what has happened with maxima in the
> last year or so. If not, please let me recap: The current version of
> Maxima is much more compatible with ANSI CL than 5.4 was. It's still a
> mess, though. In particular, the mechanism to build Maxima with GCL is
> very different from the mechanism to build with CLISP or CMUCL.
> A couple of months ago, Bill Schelter died quite suddenly.
> Maintainership and future direction of Maxima are up in the air. There
> is quite a bit of discussion on the mailing list, not all of it helpful.
> My stated opinion is that this is a good time to do some minimal house
> cleaning in Maxima, starting with porting the build system to
> mk:defsystem for all lisp implementations.
> I'll take a close look at what you've done. Thanks again.
It turns out that I may have a vested interest in having an ANSI
Maxima pretty soon (those pesky Hybrid Systems do require symbolic
manipulation, don't they? :) ).
So, call me in. (After the 29th - I am off to California tomorrow)
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