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Re: Using extensions.c in 1.8.0 to Add Packages

>> What are the consequences of not updating the Makefile ? I mean since all
>> the code is included and since the make end linking all the object code ?
>extension.o may not be rebuilt if dependent files are changed.

Just delete it, it will force rebuilt... no need to make a 2 page long
patch :-) :-)

>> BTW, why not including
>> const char *FUP_version = "1.8";
>>         oklog("        Using File Utilities Package version %s\n",
>> in files.c ?
>Only because the file.c was delivered this way and I didn't want to
>modify this file.  The FUP directions tell you to manually put the
>"FUP_version" constant in version.c and the "oklog()" call into
>server.c, but I wanted to keep the manual changes localized to the
>extension.c file.  Hopefully Gustavio will see this coding style and
>make FUP even more modular.
>> You call oklog() with an indentation, it will look weird unless you move
>> that little line in server.c :-)
>Yes, I was copying from the style I saw in the FUP package.  I'll
>probably go back to not indenting.

Well you can simply move a the register_bi_function() line in main in
server.c to load the bf after displaying STARTING Lambda.....

>> BTW should you add built-in functions in extlist.c, you will have to change
>> extensions.c code... which is a lack of modularity :-) :-) :-)
>Oops <blush>, I didn't notice that the listassoc() and listiassoc()
>"patch" was already in 1.8.0. Thanks!

Nope that's not what I mean. I mean that if you add a listslice bf to your
extlist package, you will also have to change the register_functions in

This would not happend if you define a register_extlist function in
extlist.c and call this function in extensions.c

It also allow you to completely change the contents of your extlist.c (like
the name of the built-in, ...) without needing to change anything in
extensions.c as long as you keep a register_extlist function in extlist.c

Hope this help.

Richard (looking for dynamic loading of bf at startup :-)

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    -- Bill Gates, 1981

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