ASDF recompile all files if ASD file is changed?!

Chun Tian (binghe) binghe.lisp at
Mon Jul 16 10:02:00 UTC 2018

Hi ASDF list,

I have some huge generated Lisp files which took a lot of time to compile into fasl files. I put the sources into my ASD system definitions with other hand-written Lisp files in parallel (thus no dependencies at all).

I found that, whenever I changed the ASD definition, if I load the system by ASDF:LOAD-SYSTEM, all Lisp files will be recompiled, even their source files are not changed at all.

Is this a desired feature or possible issue? Do I need to provide sample code to show this “issue”?  I’m using quite a recent ASDF (version:


Chun Tian

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