manual version

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at
Tue Mar 24 03:48:50 UTC 2015

Robert P. Goldman wrote:
> DJ wrote:
>> Thanks, Robert.
>> I can find the latest manual, of course, on the asdf website. And I
>> know that I am running asdf 3.1.3, which comes with ccl 1.10-r16196.
>> (Clozure does not, as far as I can tell, supply a manual.)
>> I always use the pdf version. Just a personal prefence - I dislike
>> html manuals. I also tend to print such manuals out (I know, I know -
>> very old school). Anyway, that makes it easy to get out of sync.
>> What I am thinking is that it might be useful for the manual to
>> contain an indication of the version of asdf that it pertains to. As,
>> for example in the GNU Make manual, which has on the title page "GNU
>> make Version 4.1". Perhaps an indication of this is already there in
>> the manual, but I can't spot it.
> I'm not an expert on Texinfo, but I think we can figure out a way to have it get @value{VERSION} from the make scripts, and then we can put that in as a subtitle.
> I'll keep you posted.

OK, I have pushed a patch that will put the version numbers into the
ASDF texinfo manual.

The makefile for this uses a horrible snippet of perl, but I don't know
a substitute.  I am open to replacements.

good night, all,

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