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[Axiom-developer] Literate ASDF

From: daly
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Literate ASDF
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 00:06:42 -0500

> For example, I am currently looking into ASDF with the idea of teaching
> it how to load pamphlet files.  (A tad harder than I had hoped, but I
> think it can be made to work.)  If that is possible, and cl-web grows
> all the necessary features, it should be possible to have a lisp-only
> asdf based build mechanism for all parts of Axiom defined in Lisp, Boot
> or SPAD. E.g. the boot/shoe compiler could be described by something
> like (I suppose the files are wrong):

Literate supporting ASDF loads.... what a truly awesome idea.

That would mean that the literate idea could be spread to the
rest of the lisp community. Then literate files could be remotely
hosted ASDF files and drag-and-drop becomes so much easier.

That idea collapses whole layers of complexity out of the build tower.
The build would amount to ASDF-loading the interpreter, the compiler,
and the algebra. Very, very sweet.

Even if we can't make it work I'm impressed with the idea.


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