Commit 63bd0754 authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau

Tweak manual.

parent 94e487b7
......@@ -1960,8 +1960,9 @@ by traversing the dependency graph using function @code{make-plan}.@footnote{
Historically, the function that built a plan was
called @code{traverse}, and returned a list of actions;
it was deprecated in favor of @code{make-plan} (that returns a plan object)
when the @code{plan} objects were introduced;
the old function is kept for backward compatibility and debugging purposes only.
when the @code{plan} objects were introduced with ASDF 3;
the old function is kept for backward compatibility and debugging purposes only,
and may be removed in the near future.
}
The resulting plan object contains an ordered list of @emph{actions}.
An action is a pair of an @code{operation} and a @code{component},
......@@ -1970,7 +1971,8 @@ The ordering of the plan ensures that no action is performed before
all its dependencies have been fulfilled.@footnote{
The term @emph{action}
was used by Kent Pitman in his article, ``The Description of Large Systems,''
(@pxref{Bibliography}).
(@pxref{Bibliography}),
and we suspect might be traced to @code{make}.
Although the term was only used by ASDF hackers starting with ASDF 2,
the concept was there since the very beginning of ASDF 1,
just not clearly articulated.
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