On 10:04 Sat 16 Oct , Andrey G. Grozin wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2010, Thomas Kahle wrote:
> > 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.
> Why not just use fricas? It's in the main tree, and can be compiled by
> sbcl, cmucl, clozurecl, clisp, ecl (and probably gcl).
Well, I did not know about it. The other fork "OpenAxiom" is already in
the science overlay. On the other hand, I also don't use axiom. I'm
just trying to work on bugs assigned to email@example.com. In the end,
dropping support for the original axiom, given that there is fricas, is
one option to close these bugs.
> > I would love to see an unmasked gcl at some point.
> Me too. Debian ships usable gcl for lots of architectures. I think we can
> just return to the old practice: take the 2.6.7 tarball + the (huge!)
> debian patch number <n>, and ship the result as 2.6.8_pre<n>.
Sounds good to me, and I think that is the setup axiom developers ship
because Camm Maguire is both: gcl upstream, and gcl's maintainer in
Debian. He also provides the gcl versions for axiom.