"Andrey G. Grozin" writes:
> So, my question is: under what circumstances will sbcl want to re-generate
> fasl files in sb-grovel? Maybe, something is wrong with the Gentoo sbcl
> package; if so, I'll contact its maintainer.
In theory, fasls belonging to the contribs shouldn't ever get recompiled
at run-time. But ASDF isn't very bright, and gets confused easily:
* if the timestamps on the fasl files are equal to or greater than those
for the corresponding source files, ASDF will try to recompile. I
would tentatively guess that this is the culprit, since many file
manipulation programs can silently lose timestamps.
* If a true :FORCE argument is supplied to ASDF:OPERATE with an instance
of ASDF:COMPILE-OP and some system S, ASDF will try to recompile all
systems on which S depends.