Martin Gasbichler <email@example.com> writes:
> Michel Schinz <Michel.Schinz@epfl.ch> writes:
>> As I said in my previous e-mail, I'd like to discuss the packaging
>> of third-party modules for scsh.
>> To ease the packaging of such third-party modules, I think it would
>> be a good idea to define a standard for them, and to document that
>> standard in the scsh manual.
> Yes, this sounds like a reasonable idea. However, given my past
> experiences with other efforts of promoting scsh code, I am doubtful
> if anybody outside the Scheme Untergrund will use it...
Yeah, I share your feelings, but sometimes having a good
infrastructure for people to submit code encourages them to submit...
>> This standard should specify things like:
>> - the directories in which files should go (this should be a
>> relative directory, for example $prefix/lib/scsh/modules),
> Where $prefix is the prefix of the scsh installation or something
> determined by a fresh call to configure?
Well, $prefix would depend on the original installation of scsh, and
would be transmitted to the package through, for example, a configure
>> - many other things, depending how far we want to go.
> One should at least talk about dumping images.
Could you precise a bit what should be mentioned about dumping images?
>> With such a standard, I think it would be a lot easier to install and
>> use third-party modules, and of course to package them.
> Are you willing to write an initial draft of this standard?
I'm willing to try, yes, although you will need patience to correct
the many mistakes I'll certainly do. I'll try to send an initial draft
to this list before the end of the week.