[asdf-devel] component-property

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 01:29:25 UTC 2013

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM, Anton Vodonosov <avodonosov at yandex.ru> wrote:
> 01.02.2013, 23:23, "Faré" <fahree at gmail.com>:
>> After discussion with people on #lisp and via private chat, I decided
>> to use a shorter name. Here is what was released in 2.27:
>>    :long-name "Another System Definition Facility"
>>    :homepage "http://common-lisp.net/projects/asdf/"
>>    :bug-tracker "https://launchpad.net/asdf/"
>>    :mailto "asdf-devel at common-lisp.net"
>>    :source-control (:git "git://common-lisp.net/projects/asdf/asdf.git")
> Another useful slot would be :purpose, it could specify what the library is:
> web server, db client, image processing library, data-structures library, etc.
> The values in this slots are tags from some specified taxonomy. To avoid creating the taxonomy
> from scratch we could start for example with the tag tree from cl-user.net.
> In in the future we could want to improve the taxonomy. If the new improved taxonomy
> is incompatible with the old one, we can  then introduce new slot, :purpose2,
> specifying that it can hold values from new taxonomy.
> I think this is an idea for future, it's probably too big to be in the scope of ASDF3
Why not. And if some people end up actually using component-property
for such useful purpose, or otherwise make successful use of it, I am
willing to reconsider the deprecation of component-property, and/or my
successor will.

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