[asdf-devel] ASDF::COERCE-NAME string-downcases symbols, but lets strings untouched
Tobias C. Rittweiler
tcr at freebits.de
Sat Nov 21 00:17:04 UTC 2009
(defun coerce-name (name)
(component (component-name name))
(symbol (string-downcase (symbol-name name)))
(t (sysdef-error "~@<invalid component designator ~A~@:>" name))))
I first thought this was some bad kludge to support modern-mode. But
vc-annotate told me that was introduced by Nikodemus.
What is the reason that symbols are downcased but strings not?
be different from
(FIND-SYMBOL (SYMBOL-NAME :FOO))
which is just weird.
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