[asdf-devel] How to specify to ASDF to load system from current directory?

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 16:01:18 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Zach Beane <xach at xach.com> wrote:
> Mirko Vukovic <mirko.vukovic at gmail.com> writes:
>> I have a system sitting in ~/quicklisp/local-dists and a development
>> version sitting in ~/.../lisp-development/
>> I would like ASDF to open the latter one.  I use asdf:load-system.
>> I cd to the development directory and start slime there.  (asdf:load-system
>> ...) still tries to fetch the version in the
>> quicklisp directory.
> One easy way:
>   (push '*default-pathname-defaults* asdf:*central-registry*)
I disrecommend pushing '*default-pathname-defaults* into the
*central-registry* — that makes system loading less predictable,
depending on the binding of this variable.

Instead, I recommend pushing an actual pathname object (that may
happen to be the current value of *d-p-d* or of (uiop:getcwd), if you
insist), so that the value remains well-defined in the face of
rebinding of the variable.

Or better, edit your ~/.config/common-lisp/source-registry.conf and
register your software there. Or for temporary stuff, export a
CL_SOURCE_REGISTRY, or call asdf:initialize-source-registry with a

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