[asdf-devel] Alternate default lisp system location

Pascal Costanza pc at p-cos.net
Wed Mar 12 07:16:32 UTC 2014

I'm expecting asdf to suddenly see asd files that it shouldn't. (In my configuration, only ~/lisp/develop/ contains "active" systems, the rest of ~/lisp may contain "inactive" ones - for example, alternate versions of the same systems.)


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> On 12 Mar 2014, at 08:04, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 2:49 AM, Pascal Costanza <pc at p-cos.net> wrote:
>> This has the potential of messing up already existing configurations (again!). The choice of ~/lisp would certainly mess up mine, and I can imagine many other scenarios. Please don't do that.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "messing up" your configuration.
> How would it mess your configuration?
> Do you have plenty of conflicting .asd's there that are going to
> shadow those you like and each other?
> Or are you expecting many seconds of scanning through deep directory
> structures that may or may not contain .asd files?
> Because adding them to the list is otherwise a NOP if the directories
> don't exist or don't contain .asd files.
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