[asdf-devel] First steps for ECL support

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 22:33:52 UTC 2009

Looks great!

With such minimal and innocuous changes to asdf.lisp itself, I think
applying the patch upstream should be a no-brainer. That said, I don't
have commit access.

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2009/11/17 Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com>:
> I have split the change into two, as I normally do in the ECL source tree
> itself.
> The first change only pertains asdf.lisp and it adds a slot, FLAGS, to
> COMPILE-OP. These are additional flags for COMPILE-FILE. It is used by ECL
> because we want to produce two files per source file: an object file and the
> FASL itself. These files can be separately used for building larger things
> (shared libraries, programs...) or for immediate loading.
> The second set of changes is isolated in a single file, asdf-ecl.lisp, which
> is more complex. This file contains a number of extensions, which may or may
> not be adapted to other platforms (I believe it is possible, at least for
> some things). What it implements:
>  - COMPILED-FILE, a new component for distribution of pre-compiled files. I
> use it to build pre-packaged versions of RT, the compiler and other things
> that now can be included as dependencies.
>  - A number of operations for creating shared libraries, programs, etc.
> These operations use traverse in a funny way to find out the order in which
> files should be combined. I call them BUNDLEs because the result is a single
> binary file that combines many lisp sources, compiled. It has an important
> advantage for ECL, apart from distribution, for it takes less resources to
> load a single file.
>  - A function, MAKE-BUILD, which uses those operations hiding the details.
>  - A new operation, LOAD-FASL-OP, which uses those "bundles".
>  - A hook into REQUIRE using LOAD-FASL-OP.
> What is implemented more or less follows this
> http://ecls.sourceforge.net/new-manual/ch16.html
> Comments are welcome.
> Juanjo
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