Commit c1644dfb authored by Nikodemus Siivola's avatar Nikodemus Siivola
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beef up the README a bit

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Alexandria is a collection of portable public domain utilities that
meet the following constraints:
A collection of portable public domain utilities for Common Lisp.
* Utilities, not extensions: Alexandria will not contain conceptual
extensions to Common Lisp, instead limiting itself to tools and
utilities that fit well within the framework of standard ANSI
Common Lisp. Test-frameworks, system definitions, logging
facilities, serialization layers, etc. are all outside the scope of
Alexandria as a library, though well within the scope of Alexandria
as a project.
* Conservative: Alexandria limits itself to what project members
consider conservative utilities. Alexandria does not and will not
include anaphoric constructs, loop-like binding macros, etc.
* Portable: Alexandria limits itself to portable parts of Common
Lisp. Even apparently conservative and usefull functions remain
outside the scope of Alexandria if they cannot be implemented
portably. Portability is here defined as portable within a
conforming implementation: implementation bugs are not considered
portability issues.
Mailing lists:
(To build docs locally: cd doc && make html pdf info)
Patches are always welcome! Please send them to the mailing list as
attachments, generated by "git format-patch -1".
Patches should include a commit message that explains what's being
done and /why/, and when fixing a bug or adding a feature you should
also include a test-case.
Be adviced though that right now new features are unlikely to be
accepted until 1.0 is officially out of the door.
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