Commit f17626c5 authored by Robert P. Goldman's avatar Robert P. Goldman Committed by Gary King
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Added note about link farms.

Added a remark about link farms and a "link farm" entry into the concept
parent 91a66e45
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@comment node-name, next, previous, up
@chapter Using ASDF
@vindex *central-registry*
@cindex link farm
@findex load-system
@findex compile-system
@findex test-system
......@@ -221,6 +222,11 @@ $ cd /home/me/cl/systems/
$ ln -s ~/src/foo/foo.asd .
@end example
Previous versions of the ASDF manual suggested that users create a
directory in their @code{*central-registry*} that would act as a ``link
farm.'' However, this method may cause problems if you work on multiple
lisp projects that contain different mixes of ASDF libraries.
The variable @code{asdf:*central-registry*} is a list of ``system
directory designators''@footnote{When we say ``directory'' here, we
mean ``designator for a pathname with a supplied DIRECTORY
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