Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
An Eli cache contains all of the intermediate information needed to build the products you have requested since that cache was created or reset. If you continually request the same product, based on the same set of specifications, perhaps changing some of the specification content between requests, the cache size will first grow and then stabilize.
When you switch to another set of specifications, the old set and the intermediate information based upon them remains in the cache. Thus as you do a sequence of different projects, the cache grows because it retains all of the information for earlier projects in addition to the information needed for the current project.
All of the information held in the cache was derived by Eli from something that you provided. Thus deleting that information will not affect the correctness of future derivations; it will only increase the time required because the information must be re-derived.
In the case of a shared machine where disk space is limited, we recommend
that you clear the cache when you terminate your session and do not expect
to start another session soon.
This can be done via the command
From time to time there will be upgrades to Eli components. These upgrades do not affect existing caches, which continue to use the version of the component that was in effect at the time they were created or last upgraded.
> I can't find any description of this file in the help system. > How can I now tell Eli which editor I want to use?
Eli doesn't read the file `.odinrc' any more.
The information that was previously obtained from `.odinrc' is now
provided by environment variables.
Each of the other Odin variables listed by the Eli
For additional information about Odin variables, see Variables of User Interface Manual.
If you alter a file in an editor session started by the
-> VerifyLevel=? 0: No source file change verification. 1: Check for changes to source files at the beginning of each session. 2: Check for changes to source files before each interactive command.
The default value of
-> foo.fw !:test
If you omit the file name, Eli will check all files for changes.
(This is equivalent to having