[Openmcl-devel] asdf-install

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Thu Apr 23 11:56:27 PDT 2009

james anderson wrote:
> On 2009-04-23, at 16:30 , Alexander Repenning wrote:
>> I have not been looking at ASDF for a long time. We kept using
>> defsystem because, at the time, ASDF did not appear to have a way to
>> separate source and binary files, i.e., it tossed them into the same
>> folder. I remember reading a piece by the author indicating that he
>> was not planning to ever change that. Then again, did not somebody
>> create an extension to "fix" this issue? 
> you can also accomplish this for a given system by specifying an
> explicit logical pathname and arranging that your logical host
> definition map the binaries differently than the sources.
> asdf pays only limited attention to logical pathnames, which means that
> the pathnames in restarts are wrong, but this approach suffices for a
> clean system build.

We use ASDF and ASDF-BINARY-LOCATIONS extensively and are pretty happy
with that combination.

OTOH, we have been very *unhappy* with our experiences with logical
pathnames.  The ANSI Logical pathname spec seems like a very weak part
of the spec, so that in practice we avoid logical pathnames as much as
possible, because they don't work consistently across CL implementations.


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