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[Gcl-devel] Re: gcl-2.6.6, CLOS

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: gcl-2.6.6, CLOS
Date: 08 May 2005 21:27:10 -0400
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Greetings, and thanks for your interest in GCL!

"Adrienne Gaye Thompson" <address@hidden> writes:

> Dear Mr. Maguire
> I have been looking forward to using GCL on my GNU/Linux Redhat 8.0 operating 
> system, but I am unable to get
> defmethod and defclass to work. The error messages indicated that both 
> functions are undefined.
> I assumed that PCL would have provided CLOS support. The installation of 
> gcl-2.6.6 went without a hitch and I
> was able to evaluate other Lisp code both from bash and from Emacs (in Lisp 
> mode and as an inferior
> Lisp). Would you be kind enough to update me on the current status of GCL 
> with respect to CLOS support? Many
> thanks.

GCL supports both dialects of lisp, 'Common Lisp the Language 1'
(e.g. CLtL1) and ANSI, the latter of which is a work in progress.  The
--enable-ansi switch to the configure program at compilation time
determines which flavor is built.  On Debian systems, both images are
provided and are selectable at runtime by setting the GCL_ANSI
environment variable.  I don't know where you got your rpm for redhat
installation, but perhaps they follow this procedure too.

If there are any difficulties with your rpm, you can generate one from
the Debian .deb package using the 'alien' program.   Or you can
compile from GCL source if absolutely necessary.  Perhaps you can let
me know from where you retrieved your package, and we can coordinate
with its maintainer.  I use Debian myself, so GCL and debian are
usually pretty well coordinated.

Please let us know if problems persist.

Take care,
> Adrienne Gaye Thompson
> 5 Roehampton Circle
> Kingston 19
> Jamaica
> Telephone: (876) 924-0800
> email: address@hidden

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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