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Re: SLIB support

From: Andreas Rottmann
Subject: Re: SLIB support
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 15:14:14 +0200
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hi Andreas,
> Andreas Rottmann <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Currently on my System (Debian sid), Guile 1.8 does not support
>>> SLIB. I have done a preliminary patch (attached) that makes the module
>>> (ice-9 slib) load the guile.init file from SLIB, which seems to work
>>> fine AFAICS.
> The status of `(ice-9 slib)' has been discussed recently, the outcome
> being that a solution similar to yours should be implemented [0].
> However, instead of configure-time detection, I'd rather lean towards
> using `load-from-path' without making any configure-time detection.
> This would make it clear that SLIB is not a hard dependency and would
> allow users to install/upgrade it afterwards.  Is that OK?
I've now updated my patch (attached) to use a %LOAD-PATH search; it
looks for any of "slib/init/guile.init" (Debian) and "slib/guile.init"
(default installation) and loads it if found, erring out if there's no
such file in the %LOAD-PATH.

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