Incremental defsystem dependencies

Faré fahree at
Wed Nov 30 03:15:22 UTC 2016

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Stelian Ionescu <sionescu at> wrote:
>>> Stelian, how sad would you be if you have to segregate
>>> defsystem-depends-on to refer to systems in separate files?
> I would be quite sad, because from my point of view as a user the whole point of the slash-systems was to have all systems in a library in a single file. That said, it's mostly an æsthetic concern, I can live with it.
OK, I'll try harder and see if I can salvage this feature somehow. Sigh.

> I suppose this shows one more time the limits of the naively parsing .asd files using CL:EVAL. One can't easily do a two-pass evaluation of the definitions therein.
Well, you know the saying: "if it's not backwards, it's not compatible."

Using CL:LOAD was "the simplest thing that works", and it's hard to
restrict things after the fact.

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