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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of The Arc build too

From: Loic Dachary
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of The Arc build tool project
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 09:25:39 +0200


        Could you please submit your project again with a URL to the
current distribution ? 

        Thanks in advance,

address@hidden writes:
 > A package was submitted to
 > This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
 > Gregor Klinke <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
 > License: lgpl
 > Other License: 
 > Package: The Arc build tool project
 > System name: arc
 > This package wants to apply for inclusion in the GNU project
 > Description:
 > The aim of my project is to implement a build tool, which will replace
 > makefiles and automake. Instead of providing Makefiles (which tend
 > to be not portable), one provide short scriptlets composed of 
 > (connected) statements. The complete system will be written entirely
 > in scheme; \"makefile\" scriptlets are (special prepared) scheme files, too. 
 > The real actions (making directories, copying files, filtering templates, 
 > compiling sources, making libs, etc.) are implemented in pluggable scheme 
 > modules.
 > In this way the following targets should be achieved:
 > (1) complete system independency (at least from the scriptlet point
 >  of view)
 > (2) easy extensibility, even for \"exotic\" and new languages or tasks
 > (3) since the system is written in scheme is will be fairly easy to
 >  replace even the autoconf system, by providing the configure
 >  information in scheme.
 > The basic kernel of the system is designed and (prototypely) implemented, 
 > and a small set of pluggable modules are finished, too. In this way the 
 > current version replaces very simple Makefiles. Some general questions on 
 > installation (bootstraping), system integration, i18n etc. have to be 
 > discussed, furthermore the configuration API has
 > to be designed. Tasks have to be written.
 > Other Software Required:
 > a r5rs conformant scheme interpreter; as it stands now, it uses a 
 > number of extensions provided both by guile (1.4) and scm (5d6).
 > Other Comments:

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