Lowercase naming requirement for systems?

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Mon Feb 18 00:11:30 UTC 2019

I plan to import this into the manual.

... in my copious free time.


On 17 Feb 2019, at 15:01, Florian Margaine wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 9:54 PM Robert Dodier <robert.dodier at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 6:25 AM Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.net>
>> wrote:
>>> Quick response for now: yes, lowercase naming is a requirement.
>> Hi Robert, thanks for your reply. Got it, no problem. I will adjust my
>> stuff accordingly.
>> It would really help a lot if the policy for the name of the system
>> and the corresponding .asd filename were spelled out in the ASDF
>> manual. As it stands, the manual doesn't say anything about
>> requirements for system-designator; there are incidental comments
>> suggesting using lowercase but not a specification or requirement. If
>> names are indeed restricted to lowercase letters, digits, and hyphens,
>> it would be great to say so.
> At least this exists, although I'm not sure how easy to find it is:
> https://gitlab.common-lisp.net/asdf/asdf/blob/master/doc/best_practices.md
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Florian Margaine

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