[asdf-devel] ASDF minimality
rpgoldman at sift.info
Wed Dec 2 14:10:10 UTC 2009
Tobias C. Rittweiler wrote:
> Robert Goldman writes:
>> Similarly, I would prefer to have ASDF not fall into the SLIME trap.
>> SLIME configuration seems to involve mastering an ever-changing number
>> of contribs to get the features you really want....
> Slime is not a good example of a contrib system for various
> reasons. Though it depends on what you see in a contrib system: I think
> it's an axis between not-officially-maintained addon code base and
> plugin architecture. Slime is very far on the left side. I suggest
> trying to get to the right side because it means that you really have to
> try to get layers right.
Right. And what's appropriate for SLIME is not appropriate here. ASDF
is baked deeply into many systems, so it has to be more conservative,
and for it to serve its function it should work with as little
configuration as possible (something not generally true of emacs ;-) ).
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