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

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 19:30:16 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> wrote:
> Yes, I want to disable this on platforms where it is known to fail.
> Unfortunately, the backtrace does not make it at all easy to tell where the failure has occurred, so the poor user will have no way to tell that the failure is not his or her fault but the fault of ASDF and the implementation.
> On ABCL the bundle files (jar files, IIRC), for some reason, are simply missing files that should be present. On ECL, something goes pear-shaped deep in the interaction with C. Neither test yields an error I can make heads or tails out of.
> I was thinking of issuing some form of warning that indicates that here be dragons, and the user is proceeding at his/her own risk. That isn't quite full disablement, but it will keep people from wasting their time in a futile way if it bombs out.
What about a cerror? That way, the user can still access the
functionality if he's willing to debug it.

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