[Asdf-devel] package-system

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 16:25:50 UTC 2014

Dear Lisp hackers,

apparently, Xach thinks the name "package-system" is a bad name for
the quick-build compatible extension to ASDF that I implemented and is
going to be released with ASDF 3.1 — see file package-system.lisp, its
use in lisp-interface-library, and the description in the ASDF manual
(doc/asdf.texinfo in the master branch). Basic idea: each file starts
with a defpackage or define-package, the packages it use's or
import-from's or shadowing-import-from's are detected, each package is
mapped back to a system, that itself may be mapped to files under a

Before the release is the best time for renaming things. If you have a
suggestion for a better name, now is the time to speak, not later.

* package-system
* quick-build
* system-whose-dependencies-are-deduced-from-defined-package-and-whose-pathname-is-deduced-from-its-name
* one-package-one-file-one-system
* not-quite-faslpath
* gangnam-style

I suppose the constraints are that it should not be too long, yet
somewhat descriptive and not too confusing. Failing that, a brand

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