[asdf-devel] if-component-dep-fails

Nathan Froyd froydnj at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 17:15:33 UTC 2012

I can probably do that, yes.  Why do you say they're a crock?  They're very
useful for defining what's supposed to happen at a higher level than
scattering #+/- about source files everywhere.


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Nathan,
> at least as far as quicklisp-included software goes,
> your ironclad and nibbles seem to be the only user of ASDF's
> :if-component-dep-fails and :feature features.
> These features are a crock and I'd like to plainly remove them.
> In the future, I might provide a better-thought-out replacement that
> actually works.
> In the meantime, the backwards-compatible solution would be to use
> #+sbcl and such;
> yes it breaks an abstraction barrier — but at least it doesn't require
> ASDF itself
> to break its own abstraction barrier internally.
> Could you "fix" your .asd's to not use these features I'd like to drop?
> Does any other person who cares about ASDF cares about these features?
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