[asdf-devel] [PATCH 1/2] Fix error in parsing configuration directives

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 19:53:04 UTC 2010

> On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 20:47 -0400, Faré wrote:
> After actually using the configuration system, I came to the conclusion
> for the sake of simplicity, ASDF should always inherit configuration,
> that :inherit-configuration and :ignore-inherited-configuration should
> not exist, and be replaced with a function such as, for example:
> asdf:initialize-source-registry-from-defaults &rest conf-sources
> by default, upon initialization ASDF would call
> (asdf:initialize-source-registry-from-defaults :system :user :env).
> Users could override that in the initfiles if needed.
> The reason for this is that I want users who install distro-provided
> packages to be able to start and use ASDF2 without having to create a
> local configuration file.
That's the goal indeed, and I believe it is fulfilled.

> OTOH, people who don't use distro packages wouldn't care about
> inheriting the system configuration because they wouldn't have it, so no
> harm done
If searching through :tree hierarchies weren't so desperately slow,
especially on SBCL, I would agree. Unhappily it *is* slow.
And so until and unless performance is fixed, I think it's necessary
to allow to not inherit but override the configuration.

But indeed maybe an :inherit-configuration in the end should be the
default when nothing is specified.

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