[asdf-devel] Port of ASDF to MKCL

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 23:21:16 UTC 2014

>> I suspect it's related to some bad shadowing of initialization function
>> in ECL, whereby the version from the old object file is called, instead
>> of the version from the new one.
>> Did you change something in MKCL regarding initialization functions,
>> e.g. using attributes to mark some functions as being in an initialization
>> section that will cause them to be called at by the linker,
>> when ECL for portability to old systems still makes its own function
>> and calls it?
> Quite a few things have been changed at those low levels since the fork but
> nothing comes clearly enough to my mind to be an obvious explanation.  I
> will need to do real archeology to figure this one out...
Well, I notice that with ECL, I have to pass a :init-function
argument, so ECL will identify the init function from the name of the
target file after renaming from its temporary name with -ASDFTMP
suffix. In MKCL, you did away with this argument, which suggests a
different way to identify the init function...

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