On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:50 AM, <email@example.com>
>From the command line, I can call ecl with the -dir directive to set the
"root" directory for the ecl install as follows:
This directive and many others are not part of the Common Lisp library. It is the default command line parser (see cmdline.lsp in src/lsp) that processes it. Embedded ECL will not attempt to parse command line arguments -- that is your program's job --. The argc argv arguments to cl_boot are just used to save those values in functions/variables that can be used by cmdline.lsp, or any other command line processing library you wish to use.
To change ECL's directory you can copy the code from cmdline.lsp or set the environment variable ECLDIR from your "main" routine (setenv/putenv).