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On 2010/10/15, at 20:25 , Thomas Kahle wrote:
> Hi *,
> I had a short email conversation with email@example.com regarding
> sci-mathematics/axiom, which I bumped to the latest version in the
> science overlay. The ebuild is suboptimal, but here is my original
> message, any comments appreciated:
> over at the science overlay we are trying to revive
> sci-mathematics/axiom which heavily relies on gnu common lisp (and no
> other dialect). In fact, the current ebuild will ship an internal
> version of what axiom upstream calls gcl-2.6.8_pre4.
> Do you have any specific plans of reviving gcl? What are the
> difficulties that you are facing?
> One problem that I found myself is that gcl (at least the version that
> comes with axiom) seems to depend on <=dev-libs/gmp-4, so I emailed
> Maguire (who seems to be gcl upstream). He was surprised to learn
> the release of gmp-5, which was not on his radar because appearently
> is not in Debian Unstable yet.
> Ok, so this is about it. I would love to see an unmasked gcl at some
> point. Let me know if I can help. I'm currently being recruited as a
> ----- snap-----
> Comments? Ideas?
Wouldn't it be better to port axiom to Common Lisp and let it run on
any good CL implementation instead? It would surely do nicely on SBCL.