Moving towards resignation

Raymond Toy toy.raymond at
Mon Jan 11 16:30:02 UTC 2016

>>>>> "Robert" == Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at> writes:

    Robert> I am now very unhappy with my role as maintainer.
    Robert> Over my repeated expressions of concern, the minimakefile -- which aims
    Robert> to replace normal shell tools with CL-based scripting facilities -- has
    Robert> been merged with core ASDF.

    Robert> Since then, almost all of my ASDF-related time has gone into wrestling
    Robert> with said scripting facilities.

    Robert> I don't mind if people think it's cool to try to make a CL scripting
    Robert> facility.  But it's not my thing.  I just want my tools to work.  The CL
    Robert> scripting facility is, IMO, at an "alpha" level in which it works
    Robert> acceptably in the developer's environment, but can be expected to hiccup
    Robert> seriously anywhere else.

    Robert> I don't want to fight it any more.

    Robert> So I'm offering the community two choices:

My 2 cents: I'm in favor of whatever makes it easier for the
maintainer to do his work.  I only use asdf and occassionally run the
test suite, so I'm not particularly interested in all the rest of the
tools.  So whatever makes it easier for the maintainer is a win for


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