How would you feel...

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at
Tue May 26 18:55:20 UTC 2015

Faré wrote:
> Oh well, I'm torn. I think it's a good thing, but maybe incompatible
> enough that we should release 3.1.5 now and start a 3.2.0 branch.

I don't think this counts as incompatible, since it would only be a
STYLE-WARNING (so not break anything).

I'm concerned about postponing this because I don't see implementations
-- *especially* the commercial ones -- picking up ASDF revisions quickly.

So I view ASDF releases as a very finite resource, and one where we have
to get the most bang for the buck.

I'd rather postpone than push a release out the door, and maybe find
it's the only one that the implementations will bundle for this year.


> On Tue, May 26, 2015, 12:20 Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at
> <mailto:rpgoldman at>> wrote:
>     About holding the release briefly while I negotiate with Xach about
>     metadata?
>     Xach is starting to make QL complain about systems missing AUTHOR,
>     DESCRIPTION, and LICENSE.  I'm pushing for VERSION, as well.
>     I was thinking of adding a new class of STYLE-WARNING for systems that
>     are missing that metadata.
>     Given that it's hard to get ASDF versions into implementations, I'm
>     considering holding on this briefly.
>     I'll put in a topic branch for this.
>     cheers,
>     r

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