Lowercase naming requirement for systems?

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Sun Feb 17 14:24:58 UTC 2019

Quick response for now: yes, lowercase naming is a requirement. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that CL's logical pathnames are case-insensitive.


Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 17, 2019, at 01:21, Robert Dodier <robert.dodier at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> The ASDF manual says that the name of a system is a lowercase string.
> Is that actually a requirement?
> I was trying to create an .asd system which has a name with mixed
> upper- and lowercase characters and the system is stored in a file of
> the same name on a case-sensitive file system (Linux). But I get
> "Component Foo not found" for that. If I change the name of the system
> and the name of the file to lowercase, the system is found.
> For the record, I've pasted the would-be mixed-case named system
> below. It contains stuff that will make it generally unloadable since
> you don't have my maxima-file hackery. If it turns out we need to go
> into this in more detail, I will devise a more minimal example. But
> first maybe someone can say what the name requirement is.
> best,
> Robert Dodier
> PS.
> (defsystem "SolveSolvable2"
>  :defsystem-depends-on ("maxima-file")
>  :author "Yasuaki Honda"
>  :license "GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2"
>  :description "Program SolveSolvable2 of GaloisGroupSolver, a Maxima
> package for solving polynomials based on their Galois Groups"
>  :components
>    ((:maxima-file "Gal")
>     (:maxima-file "FiniteGroup")
>     (:maxima-file "ExtendedField")
>     (:maxima-file "Stage3")
>     (:maxima-file "Verify")
>     (:maxima-file "SolveSolvable2")))

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