The dictatorship of versioning
rpgoldman at sift.net
Tue Jun 16 15:26:48 UTC 2015
On 6/16/15 Jun 16 -10:24 AM, Didier Verna wrote:
> Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.net> wrote:
>> So what happens when the programmer updates the human readable version
>> and not the canonical version, or vice versa? Wouldn't it be better
>> to functionally derive one of these two forms from the other? E.g.,
>> (defgeneric formatted-version (component version-spec))
> Probably. The only advantage I see in PB's suggestion is for people
> actually reading the system definition's code. But then, don't do
> that. Use Declt to create the reference manual ;-)
>> I am also disinclined to add something like the proposed
Just to clarify: I am NOT saying Pascal is wrong to want these things or
to do them himself. And I AM saying that ASDF should make it possible
for him to do so.
I'm just saying I don't want them in the core of ASDF.
This is a matter of cost/benefit analysis for ASDF as a whole.
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