[asdf-devel] ASDF 2.016 breaks ABCL translations for jar files

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Fri Jun 10 09:30:53 UTC 2011

On 6/10/11 00:57 , Faré wrote:

On 6/10/11 00:57 , Faré wrote:
 > Please try 2.016.1 and see if it satisfies you.

Yes, that works for [ABCL and I have pushed][1].

[1]: http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/changeset/13319

 > Pathnames are a big FAIL of CL.

So thinks Stellian as well, so IOLIB tries to get away from.  I admire 
CL Pathnames given the different types of abstractions that early 1980s 
filesystems had to normalize, but certainly that is scant consolation 
for dealing with them in the 2010s.  Certainly it seems that the 
behavior of COMPILE-FILE-PATHNAME not matching expectations of 
MERGE-PATHNAMES is a CL FAIL.  With a little more specification on how 
to handle the implementation-specific parts, I think things would be 
better off.   At this point, the code of ASDF2 for handling these 
differences is probably the most advanced--and widely tested--stab at 
such abstraction.  It some point in the future one might consider 
breaking it out into a separate library, as it would undoubtedly have 
wide utility outside of ASDF.

Thanks again for the help,

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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