[OS X TeX] xindy problem

Richard MAHONEY rbm49 at ext.canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Jun 27 22:37:51 CEST 2004

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:29:44PM +0200, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On 26 jun 2004, at 17:09, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> >Installing Xindy involves compiling and installing (gnu)CLISP, 
> >combining the Xindy CLISP sources into a kernel (with the CLISP 
> >engine) and creating a format. I tripped at step 1.
> I've tried again, and as far as I can tell xindy is *broken*: it is in 
> a non-compiling state right now: you need to use an older clisp version 
> in order to use some modules needed by xindy, but that version will not 
> compile on Mac OS X. Newer versions of clisp do compile and pass the 
> tests, but the modules xindy uses expect a different API, and can 
> therefore not be included into the clisp engine.
> I'm giving up on xindy, it is a mess. BTW: from what I can tell from 
> the documentation: xindy uses the same tex commands as Makeindex, so 
> exectly what you can do with xindy that is impossible with Makeindex 
> (apart from using it with other document source formats, but the source 
> here is (la)tex anyway) is unclear to me. what you _can_ do with 
> Makeindex, and what is impossible with xindy is installing.
> It's a mess.

Have you mailed your concerns to the maintainer ?

 Joachim Schrod <jschrod at acm.org>

Best regards,

 Richard Mahoney

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