[asdf-devel] Would like to disable bundle-op on known not-working implementation X platform combinations

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 05:10:33 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> wrote:
> Per the principle of failing obviously, I propose to raise an error upon
> attempts to use bundle-op with ECL or ABCL on Mac OSX.  The bundle-op
> tests have been failing for me on those platforms for as long as I can
> remember.
> For ECL, at least, I believe this to be an implementation bug, having to
> do with the Mac's 32-/64-bit hybrid architecture.  With the current
> disarray in ECL maintenance, I don't see any signs of this being fixed.
> For ABCL the cause of this issue is more mysterious, but it is still
> persistent.
> Unless someone squawks, where "squawks" includes "explains why this test
> failure is specific to me or provides a proposed patch," I will make
> that change.
Didn't you disable the test in e2b70dd1 before 3.0.3?

Do you mean you want the code to issue an early error without even trying?
I think that's a bad idea that only makes the real issue harder to see and fix;
as long as the backtrace makes it clear where the thing is failing,
there's no need to obfuscate the implementation bug.
At worst, maybe wrap the issue in a handler-bind
that adds ASDF's own warning to the error?

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