Commit 258b5921 authored by Robert P. Goldman's avatar Robert P. Goldman
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Proposed mod with acknowledgments.

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......@@ -1406,8 +1406,8 @@ Previous system defining facilities, including
%Finally, and perhaps simultaneously most important and least appealing is
%improving the {\ASDF} documentation.
Perhaps the most valuable extension one could make to {\ASDF} would be
to improve its documentation.
Perhaps the most valuable extension one could make would be
to improve {\ASDF}'s documentation.
We have begun this project, but have
not done the thorough, end-to-end rewrite that is needed.
Documentation is a pain to write, and it is still a weakness of {\ASDFii}.
......@@ -1461,16 +1461,17 @@ The whole point of {\ASDF} is to improve software development
in the case of many programmers each with limited resources,
where communication between programmers is costly.
Our ambitions in developing {\ASDFii} were relatively modest, and
indeed the ambitions behind {\ASDF} itself are relatively modest.
Our ambitions in developing {\ASDFii} were relatively modest,
as indeed were the ambitions
behind {\ASDF} itself.
Despite this, {\ASDF} has brought something to the {\CL} community that
past system build systems failed to achieve:
the ability for developers to cooperate with each other,
using pre-negotiated conventions to share their work and build
larger {\CL} systems across the community
large systems across the community
without centralized coordination.
In revising {\ASDFi} to {\ASDFii} much of the challenge was to do so
in ways that would minimally disrupt this beneficial sharing, and
in ways that would minimally disrupt this sharing, and
ideally would further it.
Doing so, we were reminded that software is hard, very hard.
Simple ideas can take literally hundreds of iterations to get right.
......@@ -1495,6 +1496,14 @@ If you do so, though, please be conscious of its central social role, and
when changing it ``\textit{Primum non nocere}'' --- First, do no harm.
We found this to be harder than it first appeared.
\paragraph{Acknowledgments}
\label{sec:acknowledgments}
We thank Vadim
Nasardinov, Ethan Schwartz, Scott McKay, Dan Barlow, and the anonymous reviewers for comments and
suggestions.
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