Possible incompleteness in INPUT-FILES for DEFINE-OP

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Fri Jun 30 00:17:09 UTC 2017

Thanks. I'll add that. I just didn't want to duplicate code if there was already a method that did what I wanted

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> On Jun 29, 2017, at 18:34, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:28 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.net> wrote:
>> What seems like the obvious solution to this problem is to invoke
>> RECORD-DEPENDENCY (with PLAN as NIL), but I'm afraid it's not entirely
>> clear how to use this function.  This is the DEFGENERIC:
>>  (defgeneric record-dependency (plan operation component)
>>    (:documentation "Record an action as a dependency in the current plan"))
>> So the action is the (OPERATION . COMPONENT) pair.  But in that case
>> what do you mean by "record as a dependency"?  I think of a dependency
>> as a relationship between two actions, as in "in order to perform the
>> foo operation on bar, you must perform the bletch operation on baz."
>> But this has only one action as argument.  So is this the depended on
>> action or the dependent action?  I presume the former, but if so, what
>> is the dependent action?
> It looks like you need some RECORD-INPUT-FILE function analog to
> RECORD-DEPENDENCY, that will inform ASDF that the action being
> performed has some additional input file that wasn't otherwise
> previously declared.
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