[armedbear-devel] Support for concatenated fasls

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Wed Apr 3 21:16:40 UTC 2013

On 4/3/13 10:39 PM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> Hi!
> As we discussed, I'd write FASL concatenation support for ABCL. I'm
> nearly done, however I'm running into a snag caused by ASDF:
> Normally, a file "package.lisp" is compiled into a fasl "package.abcl"
> which is basically a zip with at least one entry: "package._". The "._"
> file contains instructions for loading the fasl and may contain
> references to other files in the same zip.
> My FASL concatenation code currently uses the assumption that the "._"
> file has exactly the same name as the enclosing package. However, FASLs
> generated using ASDF violate that assumption: the ._ file in the fasl
> isn't called "package._" but it's called "package-ASDF_TMP._".
> How does ABCL know about the suffix when ASDF is loading the FASL
> "package.abcl" with the suffixed file in it in the regular situation?

The code in the java implementation of CL:LOAD, in Load.java:175 ff.
makes an attempt to match a pathname with a wild NAME component if the
fasl has been renamed.


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