On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 05:57:29PM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
> > > > Features:
> > > > (ASDF MK-DEFSYSTEM COMMON-LISP-CONTROLLER CLX-MIT-R5 CLX-MIT-R4 XLIB
> > >
> > > why do you use both ASDF and MK-DEFSYSTEM?
> > I didn't try to use both. I simply tried the plain debian install
> > apt-get -t unstable -u install clisp
> > and got clisp 2.30 installed. Then, when reporting my problem, i just
> > typed the clisp --version, and pasted the result.
> > So, is my clisp using both? Is using both bad? Is my install
> > therefore a bit 'broken' ?
> ASDF and MK-DEFSYSTEM implement the same functionality.
> It's like installing both VIM and NVI.
... which, if some users prefer vim and some nvi, is a sensible thing to
The Debian treatment of CL is a little sledgehammer-like, but it's
trying to solve a difficult problem: automatic system-wide install of
third-party lisp packages. Some of these packages have mk-defsystem
descriptions, and some have asds; therefore, to have a chance at
compiling them on install, a given lisp compiler (clisp, in this
instance) must understand both formats.
There is no known problem with having an image with both ASDF and
MK-DEFSYSTEM. If you discover one, please report it as a bug.
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