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Re: packaging system

From: Søren Hauberg
Subject: Re: packaging system
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 20:40:57 +0200
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Stefan van der Walt wrote:
That's an interesting idea.  Another factor to take into account is
that toolboxes are divided into Categories.  The reason we have INDEX
files for octave forge is so that we can do classification of the
functions.  Quoting from main INDEX file:
I'm beginning to see why you are so keen on using the INDEX format. The categories seem nice. I do however don't like the idea of forcing people to create INDEX files (it seems like a very boring thing to do), so if the INDEX format is to be used I think we should have scripts to auto-generate such files. This should be possible, right?


# An index file has the following format:
#  toolbox >> Toolbox name
#  Category Name
#   fn fn fn
#   fn fn fn
#  Category Name
#   fn
# Toolbox and category definitions are on the left, function
# lists are indented.
# If no toolbox is specified, then the categories will go into
# extra.  Only use this if you are contributing a small number
# of specialized functions.

system >> System Utilities
Clock functions
now date clock cputime tic toc etime gmtime
 ctime time localtime mktime
Date conversion
datenum datestr datevec weekday eomday

This isn't something that has to implement immediately, but since we
are designing a packaging structure, I believe it's worth taking into


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