Greetings!

OK, the sequence of these two patches are backward compatible as well as
compatible with all lisps.  I'll check them in if there are no
objections:

--- maxima-5.38.1.orig/lisp-utils/defsystem.lisp
+++ maxima-5.38.1/lisp-utils/defsystem.lisp
@@ -1843,11 +1843,11 @@ s/^[^M]*IRIX Execution Environment 1, *[
         (rel-directory (directory-to-list (pathname-directory rel-dir)))
         (rel-keyword (when (keywordp (car rel-directory))
                        (pop rel-directory)))
-         #-(or :MCL :sbcl :clisp :cmu) (rel-file (file-namestring rel-dir))
+         #-(or :MCL :gcl :sbcl :clisp :cmu) (rel-file (file-namestring 
rel-dir))
         ;; Stig (July 2001);
         ;; These values seems to help clisp as well
-        #+(or :MCL :sbcl :clisp :cmu) (rel-name (pathname-name rel-dir))
-        #+(or :MCL :sbcl :clisp :cmu) (rel-type (pathname-type rel-dir))
+        #+(or :MCL :gcl :sbcl :clisp :cmu) (rel-name (pathname-name rel-dir))
+        #+(or :MCL :gcl :sbcl :clisp :cmu) (rel-type (pathname-type rel-dir))
         (directory nil))
 
     ;; TI Common Lisp pathnames can return garbage for file names because
@@ -1873,7 +1873,7 @@ s/^[^M]*IRIX Execution Environment 1, *[
 
     (when (and abs-name (not (null-string abs-name))) ; was abs-name
       (cond ((and (null abs-directory) (null abs-keyword))
-            #-(or :lucid :kcl :akcl TI) (setf abs-keyword :relative)
+            #-(or :lucid TI) (setf abs-keyword :relative)
             (setf abs-directory (list abs-name)))
            (t
             (setf abs-directory (append abs-directory (list abs-name))))))
@@ -1886,11 +1886,11 @@ s/^[^M]*IRIX Execution Environment 1, *[
               rel-keyword)
       ;; The following feature switches seem necessary in CMUCL
       ;; Marco Antoniotti 19990707
-      #+(or :sbcl :CMU)
+      #+(or :gcl :sbcl :CMU)
       (if (typep abs-dir 'logical-pathname)
          (setf abs-keyword :absolute)
          (setf abs-keyword rel-keyword))
-      #-(or :sbcl :CMU)
+      #-(or :gcl :sbcl :CMU)
       (setf abs-keyword rel-keyword))
     (setf directory (append abs-directory rel-directory))
     (when abs-keyword (setf directory (cons abs-keyword directory)))
@@ -1900,11 +1900,11 @@ s/^[^M]*IRIX Execution Environment 1, *[
                     :directory
                     directory
                    :name
-                   #-(or :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) rel-file
-                   #+(or :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) rel-name
+                   #-(or :gcl :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) rel-file
+                   #+(or :gcl :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) rel-name
 
-                   #+(or :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) :type
-                   #+(or :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) rel-type
+                   #+(or :gcl :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) :type
+                   #+(or :gcl :sbcl :MCL :clisp :cmu) rel-type
                    ))))
 
 #-scl


--- maxima-5.38.1.orig/lisp-utils/defsystem.lisp
+++ maxima-5.38.1/lisp-utils/defsystem.lisp
@@ -1873,7 +1872,7 @@ s/^[^M]*IRIX Execution Environment 1, *[
 
     (when (and abs-name (not (null-string abs-name))) ; was abs-name
       (cond ((and (null abs-directory) (null abs-keyword))
-            #-(or :lucid TI) (setf abs-keyword :relative)
+            #-(or :lucid TI) (setf abs-keyword (car (pathname-directory "./")))
             (setf abs-directory (list abs-name)))
            (t
             (setf abs-directory (append abs-directory (list abs-name))))))

Raymond Toy <toy.raym...@gmail.com> writes:

>>>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <c...@maguirefamily.org> writes:
>
>     Camm> Greetings!  There are ways to make this patch backward compatible.  
> I
>     Camm> was soliciting suggestions.
>
> On the face of it, I have no objections to this change, but I think
> it's up to you to provide some hints on how to make it backward
> compatible.
>
> I don't update gcl (or other lisps) very often, so backward
> compatibility is important to me.
>
> --
> Ray
>
>
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Camm Maguire                                        c...@maguirefamily.org
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