[armedbear-devel] Patches for ABCL against asdf-1.641

Alan Ruttenberg alanruttenberg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 16:58:47 UTC 2010

How do you feel about integrating asdf-binary-locations into ABCL as
well. I would make one change to what's there now, which is to add
:java-1.4, :java-1.5, :java-1.6 to the list of architectures it has.


On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com> wrote:
> Attached are patches in 'abcl-asdf.patch' to get asdf-1.641 to work against
> ABCL for the run-tests.sh.
> Unfortunately, you will need to build [ABCL from trunk][1] using at least
> svn r12550, because I had to patch ABCL to work with ASDF.  And you'll need
> to apply the 'abcl-translate-pathname.patch'.
> [1]: svn://common-lisp.net/project/armedbear/svn/trunk/abcl
> Notes:
> 1.  The fugliness of the conditional around ASDF:GET-UID works around a bug
> in the ABCL compiler.  We are in the process of [analyzing the error][2].
> [2]: http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/ticket/89
> 2.  There is some undiagnosed problem in translating the binary location for
> the new ASDF2 "~/.cache" conventions, as ABCL seems to "collapses"
> everything into a single directory.  Somehow, the default
> *output-translations* have a "/**/**/*.*" where there should be "/**/*.*".
>  I'm not sure if this is a problem in "abcl-translate-pathname.patch", which
> is why I didn't apply this to ABCL trunk.
> 3. ASDF's run-tests.sh seems to ignore the "flags" setting, which seems to
> be broken on the ASDF side.
> 4.  The changes for ASDF look quite interesting.  However I would advocate
> that you should make ASDF2 work *exactly* like ASDF1 out of the box, meaning
> you shouldn't do any of the subsumed ASDF-BINARY-LOCATIONS stuff without
> being asked to by configuration.
> --
> "A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
> is nothing to compare to it now."
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