[asdf-devel] Suggested patches for ASDF

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 9 21:11:06 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> wrote:

> OK.  But why do you need to do
> (member :foo *features*)
> instead of
> #+foo
> ?
> That was the original question.

Simple: because the user may switch compilers at run time at any time he/she
wishes. This is quite typical in Windows, where the bytecodes compiler is
active by default because many people do not have a C compiler in their PC.

Using #+ hardcodes the behavior in ASDF. This would be short-sighted: the
same ASDF library can handle multiple compilers without needing to re-load
it again.


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