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[Axiom-developer] Re: willful denial

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: willful denial
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 01:24:27 -0500

>| sigh.
>| Tim
>It's sad to realize that you cannot read what you see, yet you're
>willing to lecture people on how they should do their job.

I'm asking, not lecturing.

>      ## Where The OpenAxiom system resides
>   27 address@hidden@
>   28 address@hidden@
>   29 address@hidden@
>   30 export AXIOM
>   31 
>   32 ## We adjust the value of PATH here because, currently, some OpenAxiom
>   33 ## programs are called from the executing shell, and relying on the
>   34 ## fact that the executables are reachable from the PATH.
>   35 PATH=$AXIOM/bin:$PATH
>As you can see, on line 29, the variable AXIOM is set *internally* to
>the script -- therefore it does not depend on *external* setting of
>the variable.  Said differently, if you set AXIOM in your shell and
>execute the OpenAxiom script `axiom', the value you set in your shell
>will be ignored *from within* OpenAxiom.  And the value set by OpenAxiom
>does not change anything outside OpenAxiom.
>This is at all opposite to Axiom, which requires manual intervention
>of users to set the variable before doing anything.

Did you deliberately miss the point? 
This is exactly the definition of willful denial.

The POINT is.... what command do you use to start OpenAxiom?


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