[Asdf-devel] mkcl and asdf

Jean-Claude Beaudoin jean.claude.beaudoin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 05:25:46 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:13 PM, Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info>wrote:

> Question of clarification: how does MKCL interact with the ASDF release
> process?

MKCL tries to bundle the latest official release of ASDF at the time of its
own release and tries to do so at most a few months behind the ASDF release

> MKCL will bundle a specially-tailored version of ASDF, is that right?

I much prefer to bundle with the least amount of tailoring possible
(ideally none, just drop-in).

> If so, there is no requirement that we wait for completion of the MKCL
> version before releasing ASDF 3.1, is there? What we want is just an ASDF
> that is a suitable candidate for bundling. Is that correct?
I don't see MKCL as a reference or a required platform for ASDF newest
releases. Granting to a Common Lisp implementation any of such statuses is
solely your privilege as ASDF maintainer. But obviously, if you were to
promote MKCL to any of those levels I would naturally be flattered. :-)

As you say, a ASDF version that is a suitable candidate for bundling is
perfectly fine.
My original idea was that ASDF 3.1 would come bundled with MKCL 1.2.0 due a
few months from now, but I'd like very much that ASDF 3.1 be good to run on
the latest MKCL 1.1.X also (bundled or not).
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