[Openmcl-devel] asdf-install and asdf in the openmcl distributions
hamlink at comcast.net
Sun Jan 18 05:55:13 UTC 2004
Personally I have nothing against bundled stuff, but I'd rather not see
things automatically loaded, and I'd rather not see dependencies start
creeping in (and to some degree I think the first makes the second
easier to ensure).
Another question is where to put bundled stuff (as opposed to the
often-unrefined things that are in the examples directory). I suggest a
bundles directory as a peer to examples, and add bundles to the require
Also, I nominate the defsystem.lisp that you got working as a bundle,
and asdf sounds good to me as well.
On Saturday, January 17, 2004, at 10:14 PM, Gary Byers wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, Camille Troillard wrote:
>> I vote for including it too !
>> If you look at PLT Scheme, they have a way to distribute/install
>> libraries easily. MOst of the Lisps lack this and I found it was a
>> very good idea to have it included in SBCL. Then I was confused that
>> OpenMCL don't have these very useful tools ...
> I'm not arguing against including this package (or anything else deemed
> to be a "useful tool") with distributions. I do have some questions
> about doing that.
> - what version of asdf-install should be included ?
> - what else does it depend on, and what versions of those things ?
> (I assume ASDF in this case)
> - quite reasonably, the README file for asdf-install discusses
> using it with SBCL. Should a README.OpenMCL file be added,
> that at least points people to the HTML documentation in the
> portable version ?
> - I'd personally agree that many people would find asdf-install
> useful. Exactly which things are so useful that they should
> be bundled, and how should that be decided ?
> There may be simple answers to these questions, and the fact that
> I'm asking them may just indicate that I haven't thought enough
> about these issues. If people have thought about these things,
> I'd appreciate hearing their opinions.
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