[Openmcl-devel] Github Contrib stuff?

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Tue Feb 14 14:44:45 UTC 2017


Very true. http://quickdocs.org helps for the "main" dist, but any
user-created dists would have to be discovered and explored in some other
way.

Zach

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Andrew Shalit <alms at clozure.com> wrote:

> There’s also the issue that Quicklisp doesn’t provide a mechanism for
> searching or browsing through the available libraries. It helps you load
> stuff up, along with dependencies. But it doesn’t answer the question,
> “what cool/useful CCL add-ons have people created”.
>
>
> On Feb 14, 2017, at 8:27 AM, Zach Beane <xach at xach.com> wrote:
>
> Quicklisp can support multiple sources ("dists") of software. I pictured
> different dists for implementation-specific software. There is a ton of
> software that only runs on CCL, or LispWorks, or Allegro CL, etc.
>
> It's difficult to do because the mechanism is not documented. I hope to
> fix that shortly.
>
> Zach
>
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:15 PM, mikel evins <mevins at me.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> > On Feb 13, 2017, at 10:08 PM, Andrew Shalit <alms at clozure.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I see the argument for that, but it’s also helpful to have a directory
>> somewhere of CCL-specific libraries and add-ons.  Any ideas where that
>> could live?
>>
>> The obvious solution is to create a parallel ccl-contrib repository on
>> github. Many projects handle contribs in that or similar ways.
>>
>> Quicklisp offers one example of a handy means of compiling and
>> distributing libraries. It's not a solution in itself because Zach
>> understandably wants to keep Quicklisp implementation-agnostic, but maybe
>> one of us could make a small extension to quicklisp that borrows its
>> facilities to easily find and download CCL contribs.
>>
>> Or maybe just having a ccl-contrib repo on Github is enough.
>>
>>
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