[slime-devel] Why not adopt asdf?

Helmut Eller eller.helmut at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 08:49:24 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jan 19 2013, Faré wrote:

> Could SLIME adopt ASDF as a way to compile itself and other software?

This is a rather vague question.  If you want to have a change to
swank.asd or swank-asdf.lisp then just go ahead and send a patch.

OTOH, changing the startup procedure is a much more delicate issue and
"avoid code duplication" is not a sufficient justification.

There might be arguments in favor of clbuild.  A tool to start any Lisp
with the same set of command line parameters would certainly be
desirable.  As a bonus it can load ASDF and Quicklisp for us.


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