[Asdf-devel] LOAD-SOURCE-OP

Faré fare at tunes.org
Sun Apr 6 16:19:17 UTC 2014

On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> wrote:
> The documentation of LOAD-SOURCE-OP seems contradictory.
> At first it says that loading source only (and never compiling) is "not
> workable."
> But later it describes LOAD-SOURCE-OP as doing just exactly the thing
> that we say is unworkable.
> If that is not what LOAD-SOURCE-OP does, what *does* it do?
What is not workable is
"ensuring that some components are always loaded as source,
while others are always compiled"

What ASDF does is either "compile everything" (with load-op, or load-bundle-op),
or "compile nothing" (with load-source-op). Selectively not-compiling some files
is not workable, and not meaningful at all in the context of load-bundle-op,
which relies on load-op for the compilation.

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