[asdf-devel] Bizarre consequences of FIND-SYSTEM in ASDF.

Gary King gwking at metabang.com
Tue Dec 1 13:59:42 UTC 2009

> There would be several benefits if FIND-SYSTEM were to simply PROBE-FILE
> for a system definition in each of the configured paths (e.g.
> path1/system.asd, path2/system.asd) until one is found.  Better
> efficiency, no pollution from unrelated packages, etc.

I agree except that ASDF doesn't require that the definition of foo be found in foo.asd or that bar.asd contain system bar. If we enforced this then we could say that find-system is a wrapper for a clever probe-file. Otherwise, we need to load definitions to make sure that things are happy. n'est pas?

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