Commit 01e8718b authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau
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One more pass at dependency downloaders.

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{\ASDF} is a central piece of software for the {\CL} community.
{\CL} libraries --- especially the open source libraries ---
are overwhelmingly delivered with {\ASDF} system descriptions, and
overwhelmingly assume that {\ASDF} will be present to supply
overwhelmingly assume that {\ASDF} will be present to handle
their own library dependencies.
One thing {\ASDF} does \emph{not} do is find and download required libraries for
its users.
Other {\CL} programs are trying to tackle this problem, while delegating build
and load management to {\ASDF}.
Examples include
One thing {\ASDF} does \emph{not} do is
download such library dependencies
when they are missing. % from the configured source code registry.
Other {\CL} programs tackle this problem,
while delegating build and load management to {\ASDF}.
These programs include
the obsolescent \lisp{asdf-install}, the popular \lisp{clbuild},
the up-and-coming \lisp{quicklisp}, and challengers like
\lisp{desire}, \lisp{LibCL} or \lisp{repo-install}.
% {\ASDF} also does not manage bugs, connect people, solve version incompatibility issues,
% make coffee, or find you a sexy mate, etc.
% {\ASDF} also does not manage bugs (use launchpad),
% connect people (use IRC),
% solve version incompatibility issues (use LibCL),
% make coffee (use a coffee machine),
% or find you a sexy mate (use OkCupid), etc.
\subsection{Analogy with {\large \make}}
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