[asdf-devel] Alternate default lisp system location

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 23:39:02 UTC 2014

>>: Faré
>: janderson

>> Daniel, if you want changes only every 5 to 10 years, do like
>> janderson: try an upgrade every 5 years, find that it breaks your code
>> somehow and downgrade back to the old version without further
>> investigation. Then maybe 10 years from now you'll get the system
>> dependency bug fixed.
> if one wishes to ascribe expectations to my actions, allow me to correct the
> presumption, as more accurate would be the hope, in ten years to have the
> luxury to work with a build system which leaves my dependency descriptions
> alone and uses them to do what it should, without failing for unrelated
> reasons.
Well, after 5 to 10 years, some amount of bitrot is to be expected,
especially for software that wasn't abandoned but saw active

It is very unfair of you to complain without ever submitting a bug report:
we get no chance to defend ourselves. Did we do something stupid? Did you?
Was the issue a known backward incompatibility? Was there a trivial fix,
whether already documented or not yet? We'll never know.

—♯ƒ • François-René ÐVB Rideau •Reflection&Cybernethics• http://fare.tunes.org
You can of course keep using any old ASDF 1 you like, or whichever or
even MK-DEFSYSTEM, which is quite stable. Only if you ever want to use
recent libraries that depend on new ASDF features or bug fixes, will
you have to upgrade your ASDF.

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