Commit 8270db5e authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau
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\section{Introduction}
\fixme{Propose we revise this after we've thrashed out the rest of the paper, to
make sure it lines up.}
{\ASDFii} is the current version of {\ASDF},
``Another System Definition Facility'' \cite{ASDF-Manual}.
{\ASDF} allows {\longCL} ({\CL}) developers to specify
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allowed us to keep the interface between {\POIU} and {\ASDF}
very simple and informal.
\subsection{Miscellaneous lessons}
\label{sec:misc-less}
We were also reminded that software is hard, very hard.
Simple ideas can take literally hundreds of iterations to get right.
Documentation is a pain, and is still a weakness of {\ASDFii}.
\section{Fixing {\Large \traverse}}
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to improve its documentation.
We have begun this project, but
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}.
A particular need in this area is to clearly document
the {\ASDF} protocols for operations and components.
{\ASDF} claims to be extensible through its use of {\CLOS},
......@@ -1488,6 +1478,8 @@ In revising {\ASDFi} to {\ASDFii} much of the challenge was to do so in ways
that would minimally disrupt this beneficial sharing, and
ideally would further it.
% We hope that the future will show that we succeeded. % \ftor{duh}
Doing so, we were reminded that software is hard, very hard.
Simple ideas can take literally hundreds of iterations to get right.
We would like to conclude with an invitation to the entire {\CL} community
to enjoy {\ASDFii} and, if they are so inclined, to further contribute.
......@@ -1506,12 +1498,6 @@ 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.
%\appendix
%\input{history}
%\input{asdf}
\bibliographystyle{abbrvurl}
\bibliography{asdf}
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