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Re: Documentation with GCC3.1, (was: build error on solaris)

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Documentation with GCC3.1, (was: build error on solaris)
Date: 23 Mar 2001 18:08:06 +0000
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[ should this move to guile-devel? ]

>>>>> "Martin" == Martin Grabmueller <address@hidden> writes:

    Martin> (1) We could change the build stuff to fire up Guile once,
    Martin> and snarf all .x and .doc files in one run.  That would
    Martin> probably break incremental building, though.

This is a possibility for the .doc files.  I don't think we need to
involve Guile at all in the .x files; what we have already is fine for
the .x's.

    Martin> (2) It's not only that we can't depend on regexp
    Martin> functions, we cannot depend that Guile is available at
    Martin> all, I think.

Sure we can, as long as we only need Guile for the .doc's.  But the
regexp availability remains a problem.

    Martin> What about running some snarfing script (awk or guile)
    Martin> over the C sources instead of the output of the C
    Martin> preprocessor?  The format of the C files (comments,
    Martin> SCM_DEFINEs etc.) is well suited for parsing.  (not that I
    Martin> tried it already, though...)

This might well be a better idea, but it needs more thought.  The
advantage of the current system is that we can easily define new
macros like SCM_DEFINE and SCM_DEFINE1 that expand into stuff with the
right low-level markers in.


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