[Ecls-list] Something about ASDF...

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 13 19:27:10 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <
juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:38 AM, CRLF0710 <crlf0710 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But for the second question i've still got no idea how to deal with
>> that... It seems that cl-utilities library did a hack to asdf, and used
>> another .asd file as a "SOURCE". This doesn't work on ecl... Any idea how
>> to fix it? (I've temporarily removed that part and it worked fine).
> This cannot be fixed. This is an abuse of ASDF and ECL has no way to learn
> which ASDF files it has to compile in -- which it should not, for ASDF
> should just be plain declarations of intentions, not code (see
> http://tream.dreamhosters.com/tream/musings/49-lisp/76-analysis-of-existing-asdf-files
> )

Well, actually my sentence is a bit too dramatic: it can be fixed... by
changing the library and telling its maintainer to commit the change, which
should probably be trivial: split out the code that is in ASDF  into a
separate file and list it as a dependency!


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