On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM Cy Schubert <cy.schub...@cschubert.com> wrote:
> On February 11, 2019 5:05:37 AM PST, Cy Schubert <cy.schub...@cschubert.com> 
> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Under the old Forth loader the line:
> >
> >       include /boot/testbed/test_sys
> >
> >would load the file and execute loader commands.
> >
> >However the the Lua loader results in the following:
> >
> >OK include /boot/testbed/amd64-current-r
> >no error message
> >OK
> >
> >Looking at the code, interp_include() expects to run actual Lua code
> >using luaL_dofile(). Is this an intended change?
> >
> >The loader statements the file above is intending to execute are:
> >
> >echo
> >echo
> >echo testbed/amd64-current-r (12.0-CURRENT) loader file selected
> >set bootdev=disk1s4a:
> >include /boot/testbed/current.hints
> >include /boot/testbed/do_load_KOMQUATS
> >
> >Let me know if I am to rewrite these loader statements into Lua or
> >whether the Lua loader should be taught to read loader statements
> >instead.
> Thinking about this while travelling to $JOB, it's probably best to leave it 
> as is. I'll rewrite the includes into Lua. The benefit is greater flexibility 
> and functionality.

Indeed, this is the best course of action. The translation shouldn't
be too hard -- the main caveat to note is that your current.hints
include likely can't be required in directly, you'll need to run it
through config.load(). I intend to write up a wiki page or something
for converting common Forth-isms to either portable loader.conf(5)
directives or Lua-specific equivalents, depending on the feasibility
of the former.


Kyle Evans
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