Right now, after a long process, I have realized that Maxima from CVS does not build with ECL. Actually the automated build logs in http://ecls.sourceforge.net/logs_lib.html should have given me a clue but I came to think that the configuration was broken

The reason for this failure is that this version of Maxima assumes the existence of built in classes for single-float, double-float and others, which is not standard http://www.lispworks.com/documentation/HyperSpec/Body/04_cg.htm

This feature can be added to ECL, but it would be nice if people asked before breaking compatibility with arbitrary implementations.

I will try with version 20.1 to see whether I can reproduce the Cygwin problems.


On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 1:03 AM, Mike Hansen <mhansen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
<juanjose.garciaripoll@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I got an email from William Stein about this. I am investigating this
> issue, but please understand that I am debugging this in an emulated Windows
> and already building ECL/cygwin takes half an hour. It is not that easy.
> Juanjo

Thank you!  I didn't realize that you had received his email.


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