Subject: Re: lambdaconf
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/02/16
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <7abhal$>
Kalle Olavi Niemitalo  <> wrote:
| It might also be possible to add a minimal Scheme interpreter in
| each lambdaconf-using package and make the configure script
| compile that first and then run the real configuration with it.

This is sort of what Aubrey Jaffer's "SCM" does these days. You first
compile "scmlit" (using either "scmconfig or GNU "autoconf" or just hacking
the Makefile), and then use "scmlit" to run the "real" build process.
Download the latest version
and you'll see what I mean. It may have some helpful ideas...

| Autoconf collects all the help strings to one place while compiling the
| configure script.  Can we do the same in Scheme, or must each
| argument-using module have a separate function for printing the
| help strings?  (This paragraph isn't very coherent :)

Again, the new SCM "build" process does something like this, I think.


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