[asdf-devel] clear-output-translations and saved cores
rpgoldman at sift.info
Fri Jun 10 14:18:22 UTC 2011
On 6/10/11 Jun 10 -8:55 AM, Raymond Toy wrote:
> Xach brought this to my attention wrt to maxima, but it's not really
> about maxima and asdf2. My question is if clear-output-translations
> should always be called before saving a core. Is there a case where
> you would not want to run c-o-t before saving a core?
> If c-o-t should always be run, wouldn't it make sense for asdf2 to
> arrange for that? I'm not familar with how other lisps do this, but
> cmucl does have *before-save-initializations* which is a list of
> functions that are run before a core is saved. Perhaps asdf2 should
> push #'c-o-t onto *before-save-initializations*?
I confess to not fully understanding the ramifications here.
1. What would it mean for ASDF2 to arrange for the clearing of output
translations when saving a core? Is there some way to achieve that
without ASDF2 having to incorporate code that would infiltrate every
lisp implementation's core-dumping process? Wouldn't it be better for
the lisp implementations themselves to handle that?
2. On the flip side, are we guaranteed that every lisp implementation's
core-resuming facilities would cause the output translations to be
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