[asdf-devel] ASDF:OOS LOAD-OP :FORCE T and SBCL contribs
gwking at metabang.com
Mon May 11 21:28:58 UTC 2009
>> Perhaps a better solution would be to export OPERATION-FORCED and
>> TRAVERSE, so that this could be deal with where-ever is needed --
>> especially in local initialization files for systems installed in
>> read-only locations. The SBCL solution would look about the same --
>> just would not reside inside asdf.lisp.
> This seems like a reasonable solution.
I agree. There are probably two items here:
1. Allowing a system definer to say "don't descend into this sub-
system" even when :force is t.
2. Allowing a system user to say "I want to force the recompilation of
this system but not the systems on which it depends"
For #1, I'd suggest adding a slot to system that controls how force
behaves. Ideas include
* read-only (to mean that the system cannot be edited or
* ignore-force (to mean, well, ignore force).
For #2, I'd suggest using
* recompile everything
* :force t
* :force :descend
* recompile only the current system
* :force :system-only
Both of these seem worthwhile to me. I'd even have to implement them
tonight if people like the idea!? (he said optimistically).
P.S. I have a vague recollection about weakly dependent systems but
don't remember ever really understanding them. Are they part of a
solution to this problem.
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