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[Axiom-developer] Re: GCL on Cygwin for Axiom

From: Bill Page
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: GCL on Cygwin for Axiom
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:22:05 -0500


> From: Bill Page <address@hidden>
> Date: 2002/11/20 Wed AM 11:40:05 EST
> To: <address@hidden>
> CC: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: GCL on Cygwin for Axiom
> Tim,
> Damn. I am sorry to hear that Schelter is not still
> available. I guess the Internet hasn't quite progressed to
> that stage yet... And it's a reminder to me that there is
> some urgency in this project to document Axiom and make it
> available. <frown>
> What I meant to write was GCL (Schelter's lisp), not GCC -
> It was late and I was frustrated. I am more awake not.
> Yes, GCC runs just fine on Cygwin for me but I do not have
> a running version of GCL. In comparison to CCL, GCL is a
> monster! Nearly everything I have tried to do in order to
> make a running version of GCL under cygwin has failed with
> obviously incorrect and untested code C coding. Getting
> CCL to run was a piece of cake compared to this!
> Does your offer to help extend to GCL? I have so many
> problems and have tried so many things that it is a bit
> hard to know where to start asking questions. But ...
> 1) First things: The version 2.4.1 of GCL that is in your
> CVS is a bit out of date. The current version is 2.4.3.
> And even the version of GMP (GNU math package) that is
> in 2.4.3 is quite out of date. The most recent version
> of GMP is 4.1
> 2) Via the web, I found that it is known that version
> 2.4.1 of GCL is missing some critical files for the Cywin
> build, specifically 'unexnt.c'. So after several more
> failed attempts witn 2.4.1, I download 2.4.3 and tried to
> compile it. unexnt.c is there, but there are a whole host
> of other problems, many of which seem to relate to GMP.
> So I downloaded 4.1 of GMP. That built just fine on it's
> own and after some fiddling I finally got GCL to link
> with it. After alot of fixing other small things, I
> finally got to the final load step for GCL only to have
> the the loader blow up with a segment fault and stack
> dump ... jeez.
> 3) There is a "pre-release" version of GCL posted at the
> Savannah site which is supposed into compile into native
> Window's application with the mingw32 version of GCC.
> Perhaps that is where I will try to go next.
> 4) But first a few more attempts. I am in the middle of
> getting the missing unexnt.c file from the newest version
> of GCL and using it with the older version. I will let you
> know how far this one goes.
> Cheers,
> Bill Page.
> > 
> > From: root <address@hidden>
> > Date: 2002/11/20 Wed AM 07:15:24 EST
> > To: address@hidden
> > CC: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> > Subject: Re: GCL on Cygwin for Axiom
> > 
> > Bill,
> > 
> > Schelter's dead. But if you do get an answer let me
> > know :-)
> > Did you want help with GCC (Gnu Compiler Collection) or
> > GCL (Gnu Common Lisp)?
> > 
> > I thought you had GCC running. How can I help?
> > 
> > Tim
> > 
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> From: Bill Page <address@hidden>
> Date: 2002/11/20 Wed AM 04:03:37 EST
> To: <address@hidden>
> CC: <address@hidden>
> Subject: GCL on Cygwin for Axiom
> Dr. Schelter;
> I am working with Tim Daly on the Axiom open source
> project. One of the tasks that I have taken on is the
> implementation of a Windows/Cygwin version of Axiom. At
> the present time it is planned that Axiom will run on
> several different Lisp platforms including GCC and the
> recently made publicly available Codemist CCL interpreter.
> Tim is proceeding with porting the Axiom code to the GCC
> environment under Linux but has run into a few initial
> complications with the use of CCL. I have been successful
> at building CCL under the Windows/Cygwin environment but
> am having a "devil" of a time trying to install GCC on
> this platform. I have not been able to find any
> combination of recent versions of both Cygwin and GCC
> and/or choice of options for which I can successfully
> prepare the GCC executables.
> I have tried my best of obtain more information about the
> available operational versions via the web, but so far I
> have not found an answer. I would very much appreciate
> your recommendations on how to approach this. I have
> heard that there is a "native" Windows version of GCC
> available which will compile under Mingw32. This version
> would likely be compatible with our goals for Axiom.
> Could you tell me who I might contact concerning the
> current status of the Mingw32 version and/or a
> Windows/Cygwin version.
> Thanks for your time.
> Sincerely,
> Bill Page.

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