Plans for ASDF 3.3

Attila Lendvai attila at
Wed Apr 26 23:36:40 UTC 2017

> Also, I know you are interested in parallel variants of ASDF.  It seems
> like this would conflict with the desire to enforce deterministic
> orderings, since if you have A must be before B, C, and D, but B, C, and
> D are unordered in the system definition, determinism would lead you to
> want to have a deterministic algorithm for ordering B, C, and D, but
> parallelism would suggest you separately compile B, C, and D in
> different images (each of which would have A loaded).

while we are at it, i would welcome a change/feature where anything
unspecified would be randomly ordered.

so that issues come up while developing, not when the live system has
a different filesystem order and boom, things just don't build...

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