Problems with DEFSYSTEM-DEPENDS-ON
attila at lendvai.name
Mon Apr 9 16:17:26 UTC 2018
> A cheesy fix would simply be to wrap it in IGNORE-ERRORS. But it might cause
> errors in its present form.
i've learned, painfully, that indiscriminate ignore-errors will almost
always bite you back (in the form of wasted debugging time), no matter
how innocent they look.
> This really is more a QL issue than an ASDF one (although it illustrates an
> issue with wrapping errors, IMO).
while this is true, the implementation of QL requires a reliable way
to hook into the internal state of various versions of ASDF (namely,
into the situation when ASDF is looking for a system, and not finding
it will lead to an error without QL intervention). if i understand it
correctly, this is the crux of this issue.
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