RFC: Image dumping and program-op

Elias Pipping pipping.elias at icloud.com
Fri Sep 16 13:34:05 UTC 2016

> On 16 Sep 2016, at 14:55, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
> ASDF distinguishes image-op from program-op. The former is supposed to
> create an image from which you can resume development. The latter is
> supposed to create a self-contained executable application that can
> hopefully be delivered with minimal additional support files
> (depending on the implementation). Both invoke dump-image (or
> create-image, on ECL & co), but with slightly different options.
> I admit that CMUCL has fallen completely out of my cache, because it
> requires a 32-bit compiler for dumping executables, and recent Linux
> distributions don't bother with that anymore. I remember it had
> command-line issues, but I thought they were resolved, and you could
> *somehow* access unprocessed arguments if you used
> :process-command-line nil. If not, I'd say that's a bug to be resolved
> with the CMUCL maintainer, if still active.

I’ve talked to Raymond Toy about this approximately a week ago here:


and he convinced me that what CMU CL does is not a bug.


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