Ding dong the witch is dead!

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Wed May 6 20:41:07 UTC 2015

Faré wrote:
> Dear lispers,
> with the recent release of LispWorks 7 (congratulations to the
> LispWorks team!), each and every maintained CL implementation now
> provides ASDF 3, and ASDF 2 can be declared officially dead. Adieu,
> ASDF 2, you served your purpose, but you won't be missed.
> I propose that free software libraries (including ASDF itself) may
> safely assume ASDF 3 everywhere and drop support for ASDF 2 or
> earlier.
> Note: I didn't count GCL as an actively maintained CL implementation,
> which is only slightly harsh.
> Maintained (and ship with asdf 3): abcl ccl clasp clisp cmucl ecl mkcl
> sbcl allegro lispworks
> Unmaintained (but have worked at some point with asdf): gcl mcl xcl
> cormanlisp genera mocl scl

I have celebrated by pushing a modification to run-tests.sh that drops
upgrade testing for ASDFs <= 2.

Upgrade testing has been getting more and more painful, so flushing a
large number of obsolete ASDF versions no longer seen in the wild will
be a big help.


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