[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Improve ASDF build system for Common Lisp libraries

From: Katherine Cox-Buday
Subject: Re: Improve ASDF build system for Common Lisp libraries
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:12:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus <> writes:

> Pierre Neidhardt <> writes:
>> Some .asd definitions have dependencies (declared with
>> :system-depends-on).
>> A common dependency is prove-asdf.
>> If we read all .asd then we must drag all ASDF dependencies.  This can be a
>> burden, say, for a test system that is not supported in Guix at the moment.
>> My intuition is that parsing all ASD files is a good default behaviour
>> but we should allow to override it with the asd-files keyword.
> Sounds good to me.  When asd-files is provided we respect it, otherwise
> we’ll try to use them all.

+1 to allowing overrides for =asd-files=. If nothing else, packages need
to be flexible!

In addition to what Pierre is pointing out, the only issue I can think
of with reading in all asd files is perhaps source trees which vendor
packages. I don't think this is common in Common Lisp source trees, so
maybe that's something we can deal with if it comes up.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]