On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 3:10 PM, james anderson <james.anderson@setf.de> wrote:
i observe that, independent of the file name and type of the pathname passed to make-build, the result file is typed "fasb" and the name is that of the system.

There is a simple reason for this: "fasb" and "fas" files are created by ASDF in the same directory. If we want to avoid collisions it is good to keep the names different for different targets.
 
is it correct, that the "fasb" type is required in order to load it? is there an alternative to the '-load' indicator which works for files with other types?

If ASDF is not loaded, ECL will not understand that extension but this can be changed easily

(push '("fasb" . si::load-binary) si::*load-hooks*)

Another alternative is to rename it. I think I will add the previous line to the core, now that this ASDF extension is consolidated as useful and working.

Juanjo

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