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-*- outline -*- [README for APEL (English Version)] * What's APEL? APEL stands for "A Portable Emacs Library". It consists of following modules: ** poe.el This is an emulation module mainly for basic functions and special forms/macros of latest emacsen. poe-xemacs.el --- for XEmacs poe-18.el --- for Emacs 18/Nemacs env.el --- env.el for Emacs 18 localhook.el --- hook functions for Emacs 19.28 and earlier. pym.el --- macros for poe. ** poem.el This module provides basic functions to write portable MULE programs. poem-nemacs.el --- for Nemacs poem-ltn1.el --- for Emacs 19/XEmacs without MULE poem-om.el --- for MULE 1.*, 2.* poem-20.el --- shared module between Emacs 20 and XEmacs-MULE poem-e20_2.el --- for Emacs 20.1/20.2 poem-e20_3.el --- for Emacs 20.3 poem-xm.el --- for XEmacs-MULE ** pces.el This module provides portable character encoding scheme (coding-system) features. pces-20.el --- for Emacs 20 and XEmacs with coding-system. pces-e20.el --- for Emacs 20. pces-e20_2.el --- for Emacs 20.1 and 20.2. pces-nemacs.el --- for Nemacs. pces-om.el --- for Mule 1.* and Mule 2.*. pces-raw.el --- for emacsen without coding-system features. pces-xfc.el --- for XEmacs with file coding. pces-xm.el --- for XEmacs-mule. ** invisible.el This modules provides features about invisible region. inv-18.el --- for Emacs 18 inv-19.el --- for Emacs 19 inv-xemacs.el --- for XEmacs ** mcharset.el This modules provides MIME charset related features. mcs-nemacs.el --- for Nemacs mcs-ltn1.el --- for Emacs 19/XEmacs without MULE mcs-om.el --- for MULE 1.*, 2.* mcs-20.el --- shared module between Emacs 20 and XEmacs-MULE mcs-e20.el --- for Emacs 20 mcs-xm.el --- for XEmacs-MULE mcs-xmu.el --- for XEmacs-MULE to unify ISO646 characters ** static.el --- utility for static evaluation ** broken.el --- provide information of broken facilities of Emacs ** pccl.el --- utility to write portable CCL program pccl-om.el --- for MULE 2.* pccl-20.el --- for Emacs 20/XEmacs-21-MULE ** alist.el: utility for Association-list ** calist.el: utility for condition tree and condition/situation-alist ** path-util.el: utility for path management or file detection ** filename.el: utility to make file-name ** install.el: utility to install emacs-lisp package ** mule-caesar.el: ROT 13-47-48 Caesar rotation utility ** emu.el This module provides emu bundled in tm-7.106 compatibility. It required poe, poem and mcharset. emu-mule: --- for MULE 1.*, 2.*. richtext.el --- text/richtext module for Emacs 19.29 or later, XEmacs 19.14 or later tinyrich.el --- text/richtext module for old emacsen ** pcustom.el --- provide portable custom environment tinycustom.el --- emulation module of custom.el ** timezone.el This is a utility of time zone. This is a Y2K fixed version. This works with old GNUS 3.14.4 under version 18 of Emacs, too. ** product.el --- Functions for product version information. * Installation ** run in expanded place If you don't want to install other directories, please do only following (You can use make.bat for MS-DOS OS family. If you want to use it, see `make.bat (for MS-DOS family)'): % make You can specify the emacs command name, for example % make EMACS=xemacs If `EMACS=...' is omitted, EMACS=emacs is used. ** make install If you want to install other directories, please do following: % make install You can specify the emacs command name, for example % make install EMACS=xemacs If `EMACS=...' is omitted, EMACS=emacs is used. You can specify the prefix of the directory tree for Emacs Lisp programs and shell scripts, for example: % make install PREFIX=~/ If `PREFIX=...' is omitted, the prefix of the directory tree of the specified emacs command is used (perhaps /usr/local). For example, if PREFIX=/usr/local and Emacs 20.2 is specified, it will create the following directory tree: /usr/local/share/emacs/20.2/site-lisp/ --- emu /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/apel/ --- APEL You can specify the lisp directory for Emacs Lisp programs, for example: % make install LISPDIR=~/elisp You can also specify the version specific lisp directory where the emu modules will be installed in, for example: % make install VERSION_SPECIFIC_LISPDIR=~/elisp If you would like to know what files belong to the emu modules or the apel modules, or where they will be installed in, for example, please type the following command. % make what-where LISPDIR=~/elisp VERSION_SPECIFIC_LISPDIR=~/elisp You can specify other optional settings by editing the file APEL-CFG. Please read comments in it. ** install as a XEmacs package If you want to install to XEmacs package directory, please do following: % make install-package You can specify the emacs command name, for example % make install-package XEMACS=xemacs-21 If `XEMACS=...' is omitted, XEMACS=xemacs is used. You can specify the package directory, for example: % make install PACKAGEDIR=~/.xemacs If `PACKAGEDIR=...' is omitted, the first existing package directory is used. Notice that XEmacs package system requires XEmacs 21.0 or later. ** make.bat (for MS-DOS family) make.bat is available for MS-DOS family. You have to edit make.bat if you want to use it. If you use cygwin environment, you can use make.exe and Makefile instead of make.bat. In make.bat, a line which contain `rem' in its beginning is a comment. You have to insert or delete `rem', if necessary. Default setups of make.bat is; set MEADOWVER=1.10 set PREFIX=c:\usr\meadow set EMACS=%PREFIX%\%MEADOWVER%\bin\meadow95.exe set LISPDIR=%PREFIX%\site-lisp set VLISPDIR=%PREFIX%\%MEADOWVER%\site-lisp It assumes that meadow executable binary exists in c:\usr\meadow\1.10\bin\meadow95.exe. On such basis make.bat will try to install meadow version independent modules of APEL to; c:\usr\meadow\site-lisp and meadow version dependent modules to; c:\usr\meadow\1.10\site-lisp Please edit make.bat for your own environment and run make.bat Emacs 19.3x or earlier does not have (e.x. Mule for Windows based on 19.28) an Emacs version dependent site-lisp directory (e.x. c:\usr\meadow\1.10\site-lisp), and its load-path does not refer to such directory by default. If you want install APEL to such an Emacs you may install all APEL modules to an Emacs version independent site-lisp directory such as c:\usr\mule\site-lisp. We cannot provide you with a Demacs example for make.bat. If you install APEL to Demacs, please send us such an example to email@example.com (you can post a message to the ML, even if you are not a member). If you checkout APEL by using Windows native cvs.exe (not cygwin version), cvs.exe will regularize end of line codes, LF to CRLF. And it also will try to convert CRLF to CRCRLF. make.bat of which eol code is CRCRLF does not work, so if you get such a make.bat, edit it to really regularize eol codes to CRLF. If you need further information, see the following URL (n.b. Japanese only) http://openlab.ring.gr.jp/skk/cvswin-ja.html * load-path (for Emacs or MULE) If you are using Emacs or Mule, please add directory of apel to load-path. If you install by default setting with Emacs 19.29 or later or Emacs 20.1/20.2, you can write subdirs.el for example: -------------------------------------------------------------------- (normal-top-level-add-to-load-path '("apel")) -------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are using Emacs 20.3 or later or XEmacs, there are no need to set up load-path with normal installation. * Version specific information ** For Emacs 18 users: "old byte-compiler" vs "new byte-compiler" In this package, we use compile-time evaluation heavily. Unfortunately, the byte-compiler bundled with Emacs 18 (the "old byte-compiler") does not have features such as `eval-when-compile' and `eval-and-compile', and our emulation version of these macros evaluate "compile-time evaluation" at load-time or at run-time! In addition, the "old byte-compiler" cannot compile top-level use of macros and leaves most of our code uncompiled. Therefore, we recommend you to use the "new" optimizing byte-compiler. It is the origin of byte-compiler bundled with Emacs 19 and later. Optimizing byte-compiler for Emacs 18 is available from the Emacs Lisp Archive and its mirrors. In Mule 1.* days, "contrib" package for Mule 1.* was distributed and it contained the "new byte-compiler" for Mule. But, I think it is difficult to obtain this package now. AFAIK, the "new byte-compiler" for Emacs 18 is also bundled with SKK 9.6 or SKK 10.62a. You can get SKK 10.62a from the following URL; http://openlab.ring.gr.jp/skk/maintrunk They include patch for Mule 1.*. ** For Emacs 19.34 and XEmacs 19.14 users: "old custom" vs "new custom" "custom" library bundled with Emacs 19.32 - 19.34, XEmacs 19.14, and Gnus 5.2/5.3 is "old", its API is incompatible with "new custom" bundled with Emacs 20.1, XEmacs 19.15, or newer, and Gnus 5.4/5.5. "new custom" for Emacs 19.34 and XEmacs 19.15 - 20.2 is available from the following URL. ftp://ftp.dina.kvl.dk/pub/Staff/Per.Abrahamsen/custom/custom-1.9962.tar.gz (Note that "new custom" bundled with XEmacs 19.15 - 20.2, and Gnus 5.4/5.5 is older than this version.) Before installing "new custom", you should check the following points. 1) If you stick to Gnus 5.2/5.3 (or any other applications which use "old custom"), you should not install "new custom". 2) If you use Mule (based on Emacs 19), you must apply this patch to "new custom". ----8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<---- --- custom-1.9962/cus-face.el~ Wed Mar 4 19:52:39 1998 +++ custom-1.9962/cus-face.el Mon Mar 9 08:05:33 1998 @@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ "Define a new FACE on all frames, ignoring X resources." (interactive "SMake face: ") (or (internal-find-face name) - (let ((face (make-vector 8 nil))) + (let ((face (make-vector face-vector-length nil))) (aset face 0 'face) (aset face 1 name) (let* ((frames (frame-list)) ----8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<---- 3) Applications compiled with "custom" require the same version of "custom" at load-time (and run-time). Therefore, if you use "new custom", you must always include "new custom" in your load-path. The easiest way to achieve this is "subdirs.el"; if you installed "new custom" in "/usr/local/share/emacs/19.34/site-lisp/custom/", put the following line to "/usr/local/share/emacs/19.34/site-lisp/subdirs.el". (normal-top-level-add-to-load-path '("custom")) * How to use ** alist *** Function put-alist (ITEM VALUE ALIST) Modify ALIST to set VALUE to ITEM. If there is a pair whose car is ITEM, replace its cdr by VALUE. If there is not such pair, create new pair (ITEM . VALUE) and return new alist whose car is the new pair and cdr is ALIST. *** Function del-alist (ITEM ALIST) If there is a pair whose key is ITEM, delete it from ALIST. *** Function set-alist (SYMBOL ITEM VALUE) Modify a alist indicated by SYMBOL to set VALUE to ITEM. Ex. (set-alist 'auto-mode-alist "\\.pln$" 'text-mode) *** Function modify-alist (MODIFIER DEFAULT) Modify alist DEFAULT into alist MODIFIER. *** Function set-modified-alist (SYMBOL MODIFIER) Modify a value of a SYMBOL into alist MODIFIER. The SYMBOL should be alist. If it is not bound, its value regard as nil. ** path-util *** Function add-path (PATH &rest OPTIONS) Add PATH to `load-path' if it exists under `default-load-path' directories and it does not exist in `load-path'. You can use following PATH styles: load-path relative: "PATH" (it is searched from `default-load-path') home directory relative: "~/PATH" "~USER/PATH" absolute path: "/FOO/BAR/BAZ" You can specify following OPTIONS: 'all-paths --- search from `load-path' instead of `default-load-path' 'append --- add PATH to the last of `load-path' *** Function add-latest-path (PATTERN &optional ALL-PATHS) Add latest path matched by regexp PATTERN to `load-path' if it exists under `default-load-path' directories and it does not exist in `load-path'. For example, if there is bbdb-1.50 and bbdb-1.51 under site-lisp, and if bbdb-1.51 is newer than bbdb-1.50, and site-lisp is /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp, (add-latest-path "bbdb") it adds "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/bbdb-1.51" to top of `load-path'. If optional argument ALL-PATHS is specified, it is searched from all of `load-path' instead of `default-load-path'. *** Function get-latest-path (PATTERN &optional ALL-PATHS) Return latest directory in default-load-path which is matched to regexp PATTERN. If optional argument ALL-PATHS is specified, it is searched from all of load-path instead of default-load-path. Ex. (let ((gnus-path (get-latest-path "gnus"))) (add-path (expand-file-name "lisp" gnus-path)) (add-to-list 'Info-default-directory-list (expand-file-name "texi" gnus-path))) *** Function file-installed-p (FILE &optional PATHS) Return absolute-path of FILE if FILE exists in PATHS. If PATHS is omitted, `load-path' is used. *** Function exec-installed-p (FILE &optional PATHS SUFFIXES) Return absolute-path of FILE if FILE exists in PATHS. If PATHS is omitted, `exec-path' is used. If SUFFIXES is omitted, `exec-suffix-list' is used. *** Function module-installed-p (MODULE &optional PATHS) Return non-nil if MODULE is provided or exists in PATHS. If PATHS is omitted, `load-path' is used. ** filename *** Function replace-as-filename (string) Return safety file-name from STRING. It refers variable `filename-filters'. It is list of functions for file-name filter. Default filter refers following variables: **** Variable filename-limit-length Limit size of file-name. **** Variable filename-replacement-alist Alist list of characters vs. string as replacement. List of characters represents characters not allowed as file-name. * Bug reports If you write bug-reports and/or suggestions for improvement, please send them to the APEL Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org (English) email@example.com (Japanese) Via the APEL ML, you can report APEL bugs, obtain the latest release of APEL, and discuss future enhancements to APEL. To join the APEL ML, please see the descriptions of the following pages: http://lists.chise.org/mailman/listinfo/apel-en (English) http://lists.chise.org/mailman/listinfo/apel-ja (Japanese) * Anonymous FTP Latest release of APEL can be obtained from: ftp://ftp.m17n.org/pub/mule/apel/ * Git Development of APEL uses Git. So the latest developing version is available at the following Git repository: % git clone http://git.chise.org/git/elisp/apel.git Or you can view the APEL repository via WWW at: http://git.chise.org/gitweb/?p=elisp/apel.git If you would like to join Git based development, please declare it in the APEL mailing list. We hope you will join the open development.