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[Axiom-developer] Re: Free and Open Source Axiom exists

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Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Free and Open Source Axiom exists
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 21:43:01 -0500


> Congratulations for the release.

Thanks. It has been a team effort.

> I have done some testings with ledit axiom to have a readline interface
> and it seems to work correctly.

Actually, if you look at src/clef you'll see a program that we use 
instead of readline, called clef. It was developed under modified bsd
so it can be used with any program. It follows the usual X11 xterm style
of options where -e is the last option and specifies the program to run:

  clef -e yourprogram

This will add readline-like ability to the program. It copies stdin,
stdout, and stderr and then manages the connections. It intercepts
special characters like uparrow. It does not handle Ctrl-p (emacs)
kind of characters but it wouldn't be hard to add.

> As you probably know, I'm myself developping a CAS (giac/xcas) with
> a different target, one of my objective is for example to be able to
> run Maple code without user intervention (or minimal), it's not
> that far, the current version is able to run some Maple worksheets. Maybe it
> could be interesting to see if some cooperation between both
> systems is possible (I really don't know since giac/xcas is a C++
> library). If you are interested please let me know.
> Even if you are not, thanks for the source code release which
> will certainly be useful.

I'd be happy to work with GIAC to find some common ground between our
efforts. I'll download GIAC and look at it.


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