[asdf-devel] Loading pre-compiled fasls

Yellow Dog yellowdog967 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 12:55:40 UTC 2013

Hi Anton,

Interesting suggestion! I'll try it out. It still means changing the asd
file that came with the package, but I think that's inevitable.

Thanks for the post!


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM, Anton Vodonosov <avodonosov at yandex.ru>wrote:

> Why do you consider fasl files?
> As far as I understand, grovel generates .lisp file first,
> and only after that this Lisp code is compiled to .fasl.
> So you could save the generated .lisp file and add it
> as any other .lisp file to your ASDF system.
> But note, this might be non-portable. The lisp code
> is generated from C includes, which may have different
> meaning on different platforms (different sizes of integer,
> char and structure types, refer to different functions, etc).
> If you distribute your ASDF system to the same platforms,
> you can distribute it together with pre-generated grovel
> output. But if you distribute it to different platforms,
> the user still may need to run grovel himself.
> Best regards,
> - Anton
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