[asdf-devel] One failure on ASDF on Allegro/Windows

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Tue Feb 25 23:43:10 UTC 2014

"Robert P. Goldman" <rpgoldman at sift.info> writes:

> Faré wrote:
>> Should non-lowercase strings be either forbidden or case-converted?
>> That's a backward incompatible change that would need to be tested
>> with cl-test-grid before it's committed — and even then might affect
>> unpublished or proprietary code by other users.
> I think there's a strong incentive to make such a backward-incompatible
> change right now:

It would break Quicklisp.

>  such systems are *already* broken in at least one
> sense -- they cannot be used correctly with logical pathnames, 

Not true. A logical pathname can map to any physical pathname.

> nor can they be referred to by symbols.

They are already referred to by symbols whenever someone does
(asdf:load-system :foo).


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