[Openmcl-devel] RFC - init-file and asdf:*central-registry* changes
david at david-steuber.com
Thu Feb 17 13:15:35 EST 2005
On Feb 17, 2005, at 10:36 AM, alex crain wrote:
> I like to imagine that someday soon we will not only have OpenMCL, but
> real applications that use OpenMCL as a platform, which means that
> might want to install OpenMCL without the source tree in order to run
> the application. As much as I love lisp, it is supposed to be a
> agent, not an end unto itself.
Just to provide a data point...
I'm using OpenMCL on OS X with the goal of being able to deliver self
contained application bundles. I'm also using Carbon rather than Cocoa
but that's a separate issue. I'm probably doing things the hard way,
but my current development model is to launch the application bundle
that I have made (using save-application to create the image it uses)
and attach to it with SLIME. I have Swank compiled into the image.
This actually works. I have a Carbon based window that I can use
OpenGL to draw into via AGL.
It would be useful to me to have a simple, well documented procedure to
specify where application specific files are supposed to go. I
certainly would like to be able to take advantage of OS X style
preferences as well as simpler things like where any .init files may
It would probably be useful to have both system wide and per user
overrides. Just stopping at the site default probably won't work
unless the site default can contain a simple bit of code that says to
then move to the user's directory. That may actually be best since it
means that the system admin can say whether or not user customizations
To reply to another mail... I did a cvs up last night in the
development branch and had no problems rebuilding OpenMCL I haven't
done any testing of it yet because I've been doing my development in
the 0.14.2-p1 branch. It probably wouldn't be too difficult for me to
switch over to using the development version. I'll see if I can do
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