On Sat, 12 May 2012, Nikodemus Siivola wrote:
> On 11 May 2012 09:22, Faheem Mitha <faheem@...> wrote:
>> However, I've no idea what these magical incantations do. Would anyone
>> care to explain, perhaps in another answer? I'm putting this in an answer,
>> because it is an answer to the question, but it is not complete, because I
> Normally, LOAD executes code, and COMPILE-FILE only compiles it.
> EVAL-WHEN can be used to force evaluation to happen at compile-time.
> REQUIRE is one way to load dependencies. ASDF:OOS 'ASDF-LOAD:OP is
> another way to say ASDF:LOAD-SYSTEM, which in turn is another way to
> load dependencies.
> http://gigamonkeys.com/book/ is a good book to read.
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I found a section on EVAL-WHEN in PCL. Also,
Rainer Joswig provided a helpful response to my SO question. So, I now
have an idea what is going on.