[asdf-devel] Fwd: Re: [Openmcl-devel] asdf 2 imported into trunk
evenson at panix.com
Sat May 8 07:31:18 UTC 2010
On 5/8/10 1:05 AM, Faré wrote:
> I don't know the status of ASDF-INSTALL.
> It looks like ASDF-INSTALL is being maintained outside ASDF.
> We probably should remove the asdf-install and cclan files from our repository.
> Since ASDF-INSTALL has its own repository, they should probably
> #+asdf2 ify any compatibility changes. Sorry about that.
I'm not so sure that ASDF-INSTALL is actively maintained, as the last
ChangeLog darcs entry is from 2008. When I went looking to incorporate
ASDF-INSTALL into ABCL several months ago, I found a wide divergence of
its implementation among the contemporary active Lisp implementations,
from which I cherry-picked to get the [version in ABCL]
Wouldn't it make sense for ASDF to subsume the installation code part of
ASDF-INSTALL like it subsumed ASDF-BINARY-LOCATIONS? This is certainly
a post ASDF2 release question, so it is probably a good idea to remove
the files from the ASDF tree as you suggest.
It certainly is a vote of confidence in the fidelity of ASDF2's
backwards compatibility that ASDF-INSTALL only requires a [minor
adjustment] to work!
"A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."
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