[Openmcl-devel] asdf location

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Thu Dec 6 07:38:58 UTC 2007


On Dec 6, 2007, at 1:55 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

> By convention, application-specific data is often kept in a  
> subdirectory
> of a directory whose name (in English) is "/Library/Application  
> Support/"
> or "~/Library/Application Support".  (Apple seems to frown on the idea
> of using these directories for "user data", and it seems like the
> private/per-user ASDF directory should be somewhere in the user's
> home directory.)

So asdf systems should go in (~)/Library/Application Support/CCL/ASDF/  
or somesuch?

I'd be fine with that.

Anyway, as Andrew suggests, all of this can be overridden in an init  
file, so we're just talking about sensible defaults. I do think that  
the IDE needs (or should have) sensible defaults more than the command- 
line lisp. Command line users will want to, and are quite used to  
customizing their setup via init/config files.

The most important thing is that a new user of the IDE should be able  
to incant:

(asdf-install:install :some-neat-asdf-system)

and it should just work because the IDE starts up with asdf, asdf- 
install, and a sensible default for asdf::*central-registry*

regards,

Ralph




Raffael Cavallaro, Ph.D.
raffaelcavallaro at mac.com




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