Commit ed76b89a authored by Robert P. Goldman's avatar Robert P. Goldman Committed by Gary King
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Added Gary's introductory material.

Added Gary's introductory material, tweaked to make the
cross-referencing work.
parent 1149184f
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@ifnottex
@node Top, Using asdf to load systems, (dir), (dir)
@node Top, Introduction, (dir), (dir)
@top asdf: another system definition facility
@insertcopying
@menu
* Introduction::
* Using asdf to load systems::
* Defining systems with defsystem::
* The object model of asdf::
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@c -------------------
@node Introduction, Using asdf to load systems, Top, Top
@comment node-name, next, previous, up
@chapter Introduction
ASDF is Another System Definition Facility: a tool for describing the
sub-systems and files that comprise a system and for operating on these
components in the right order so that they can be compiled, loaded,
tested, etc.
ASDF presents two faces: one for system implementors who need to be able
to describe their systems and one for Lisp programmers who want to use
those systems. @xref{Using asdf to load systems,the getting started guide}, to learn how to use ASDF to
load a system. @xref{Defining systems with defsystem}, to learn how to
define a system of your own. Later chapters describe the ASDF internals
and how to extend ASDF.
@node Using asdf to load systems, Defining systems with defsystem, Top, Top
@node Using asdf to load systems, Defining systems with defsystem, Introduction, Top
@comment node-name, next, previous, up
@chapter Using asdf to load systems
@cindex system directory designator
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@section Downloading asdf
Some Lisp implementations (such as SBCL and OpenMCL) come with asdf
included already, so you don't need to download it separately.
included already, so you don't need to download it separately.1
Consult your Lisp system's documentation. If you need to download
asdf and install it by hand, the canonical source is the cCLan CVS
repository at
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