[asdf-devel] Guard against (push "/foo/bar" asdf:*central-registry*)

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 18:33:55 UTC 2009

2009/7/10 Stelian Ionescu <sionescu at cddr.org>:
> On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 12:31 +0200, Tobias C. Rittweiler wrote:
>> I think it's bitten pretty much all of us that we at least once tried to
>> push a non-directory-designating filename to *CENTRAL-REGISTRY*.
>> It's a common pitfalls for newcomers.
>> Couldn't ASDF signal a warning when it encounters such a thing while
>> grovelling through the registry?
> Why not simply deprecate(or unexport *CENTRAL-REGISTRY*) and add a
> function REGISTER-ASDF-DIRECTORY that does all necessary checks ?
And break backwards compatibility?

Please DON'T!

Don't break backwards compatibility without many months of advance notice.

Which reminds me that I better get the XCVB interface right before I
push it everywhere. Hence my requesting comments from beta-testers.

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