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The Libraries of SAM

SAM has libraries.  One library, SAM.tool comes pre-installed.  The user may install as many additional libraries as desired.  These may come from me or from anyone.  You may make your own.

It is important to understand, that libraries are a convenience, and that is all.  They are abstractions which provide a consistent interface to menus.

SAM.tool, for example, is represented by the library $lib/tool.  The commands of the library can be added to the PATH by:

    bound $lib/tool

and by variations on the above.  You may do this, and you should just to see what happens, although it isn't necessary when it is already referenced in the corresponding init file.

Let me explain a little.  SAM can be started by begin in the root of SAM or by a symlink in a dual directory.  In either case the default bprofile, init and lib are the ones in the corresponding directory (either the root of SAM or the dual directory).  SAM refers to bprofile, init, and lib using $bprofile, $init, and $lib and thus makes sense of this.

To configure SAM so that a library is automatically added to the PATH when SAM is started, simply reference it in the corresponding init file.  The init in the distribution comes pre-configured with a reference to $lib/tool:

    echo : $lib/tool final

To learn more about the libraries of SAM and about the SAM.tool library, please read the GUIDE which is included in the distribution.

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