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