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

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Wed Dec 2 14:31:43 UTC 2009

Can you provide a more complete pointer to this post? I'm afraid I  
don't know what you refer to.

On Dec 1, 2009, at 21:38, Daniel Herring <dherring at tentpost.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Dec 2009, Gary King wrote:
>>> There would be several benefits if FIND-SYSTEM were to simply  
>>> 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?
> Consider my comment as a feature request.  Drepper's dso howto  
> explains
> issues that might negatively affect ASDF systems in the large.
> - Daniel
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