I hear you. There are some problems with that, however.
First: where should the prompt-string definitions for capability
symbols that occur in multiple port trees live?
(This is an important question. Right now, most options are low-level
and platform-specific, which makes it easy to decide what directory
their symbol declaration(s) should live in. But that's not good;
there are lots of excellent reasons we want there to be *more*
cross-platform capability symbols rather than fewer. So the
percentage of "roving" symbols without an obvious home is likely
to go up over time.)
Second: Forward references, and references across the tree, mean that
there is a class of symbols that have theoretically natural home directories
but which would have to be declared elsewhere in order to be defined at
the point of first reference.
(A potential solution to this would be to improve the CML2 compiler's
handling of forward references.)
Third: I could hack my installer to break Configure.help up into
a bunch of little component CML files distributed through the tree...
but Configure.help doesn't currently contain any markup that says
where to direct each entry to.
(The logical time to split up symbols.cml would be immediately after
CML2 goes into the tree, because at that point Configure.help won't
be an issue any more.)
Fourth: There's still the localization issue. If it's your ukase
that this is not an important problem, then I'll accept that -- but
I haven't heard you say that yet, so I'm not sure you've considered
So, I can and will put this in the transition plan if that's what you
direct. But you need to be aware that it's not a snap-of-the-fingers
change, and not something best done before CML1 goes away.
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