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[Axiom-developer] Re: unused boot files

From: Mike Dewar
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: unused boot files
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 14:29:26 +0000

Hi Tim,

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 08:05:09AM -0500, Tim Daly wrote:
> Mike,
> The following files are never mentioned in the interp makefile
> but live in the interp directory. Can you think of a one-liner
> explanation of what they might be? I'm trying to figure out how
> they should fit into the build. Are they autoloaded by some other
> part of the system?
> anna.boot 
Thats for the ANNA (Axiom Numerical Analyst) hyperdoc interface which
requires the link to the NAG Library.

> construc.lisp 
This is in the development/src/interp Makefile I sent you.

> domain.lisp
Not sure what this is - perhaps some early part of the Aldor
interoperability layer?

> guess.boot
> word.boot
These files came from IBM and we never (as far as I know) used them.  I
think they were supposed to improve the browser interface by suggesting
correct spellings etc. of search terms.

> interp-fix.boot
This was a temporary patch to fix a problem with the way domain names
were printed - some bright spark thought running them through the
Fortran formatter to get 1-d output was a good idea!

> nag-e02b.boot
This is one of the pages from the NAG hyperdoc interface.  If you read
the comment at the beginning of the file you'll see why its not in the

> nhyper.boot
Not sure about this one - it may well have been a demo of how
TechExplorer could be used with the interpreter.

> pf2atree.boot
No idea - it does say in the comment it isn't hooked in yet.  It looks
like something that came from IBM.

> redefs.boot
This was needed to make the old system build properly since some
definitions were needed in multiple packages in boot.  When we moved to
CCL this file was removed from the system.

I hope that this is helpful.

Cheers, Mike.

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