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Re: Generating compiled scm (.go) files as part of LilyPond build

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Generating compiled scm (.go) files as part of LilyPond build
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 12:01:50 +0000
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Ian Hulin <address@hidden> writes:

> OK, here's the question:  if we decide not to rely on AUTOCOMPILE, and
> we are able generate our own .go files in, say, <lilypond-root>/out/scm,
> how do we get guile to use the compiled version
> <lilypond-root>/out/scm/<file>.go in preference to a possibly
> non-existent .scm.go file in the cache?  There are some hints of
> configure/type variables LOAD_PATH and COMPILED_LOAD_PATH in NEWS, and I
> hoped that there might me a %compiled-load-path run-time equivalent to
> COMPILED_LOAD_PATH just like %load-path corresponds to LOAD_PATH, but it
> doesn't exist as at V1.9.13.  If there was, we could possibly prefix
> <lilypond-root>/out/scm to the %compiled-load-path in the same way we
> fiddle with %load-path for the interpreter.  Of course, I'm open to any
> more elegant solutions.

>From some code grepping, I think the answer is to use
(primitive-load-path ...), and that the path for compiled files needs to
be put in %load-compiled-path.  Would you like to try that?

If this turns out to be correct, I'll update the doc for
primitive-load-path to cover it - so please report back.


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