Commit 99feb369 authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau

Import webpage update from the minimakefile branch.

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It was rewritten for improved portability, robustness, usability,
extensibility, configurability, internal consistency,
and the ability to deliver standalone executables.
It was pre-released as 2.27 on February 1st 2013,
released as 3.0.0 on May 15th 2013,
again as 3.1.2 on May 6th 2014, and as 3.1.3 on 24 July 2014.
Its notable versions include pre-release 2.27 on February 1st 2013,
first release 3.0.0 on May 15th 2013,
major release 3.1.2 on May 6th 2014,
and latest release 3.1.4 on October 10th 2014.
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<h3>What it is</h3>
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and you can simply <tt>(require "asdf")</tt>.
(All of them but CLISP also accept
<tt>:asdf</tt>, <tt>"ASDF"</tt> or <tt>'asdf</tt> as an argument.)
Most of these implementations provide ASDF 3,
a few only provide ASDF 2.
Some implementations don't provide ASDF yet,
Most of these implementations provide ASDF 3.
Some implementations don't provide ASDF 3 yet,
but have announced they will in their next release.
As for remaining implementations,
they are obsolete and/or mostly unmaintained;
still ASDF 3 supports them if you load it manually,
though there might never be a next release
to provide it through <tt>require</tt>.
they are obsolete and/or mostly unmaintained.
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<table border="1">
<tr><th></th>
<th align="left">Provide ASDF 3</th>
<th align="left">Provide ASDF 2</th>
<th align="left">Will provide ASDF(?)</th>
<th align="left">Obsolete</th></tr>
<th align="left">Will provide ASDF 3</th>
<th align="left">Unmaintained</th></tr>
<tr><th align="left">Free</th>
<td align="left"><tt>abcl ccl clisp cmucl ecl mkcl sbcl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>xcl</tt></td>
<td> </td>
<td align="left"><tt>gcl mcl</tt></td></tr>
<td align="left"><tt>clasp gcl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>mcl xcl</tt></td></tr>
<tr><th align="left">Proprietary</th>
<td align="left"><tt>allegro</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>lispworks mocl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>scl</tt></td>
<td align="left"><tt>cormanlisp genera</tt></td></tr>
<td align="left"><tt>cormanlisp genera scl</tt></td></tr>
</table>
<p>
To deal with an implementation that doesn't yet provide ASDF 3,
we provide <a href="http://common-lisp.net/gitweb?p=projects/asdf/asdf.git;a=blob;f=tools/install-asdf.lisp">a script</a> that can install ASDF 3
where your implementation goes looking for it
when you <tt>require</tt> it.
Alternatively, if the implementation provides ASDF 2 or an older ASDF 3,
when you <tt>(require "asdf")</tt> .
</p><p>
Alternatively, if the implementation provides ASDF 2
(as do <tt>lispworks mocl xcl</tt> or older versions of some implementations)
or an overly old version of ASDF 3,
you can download, install and configure a more recent ASDF 3,
and use <tt>(asdf:load-system :asdf)</tt> to upgrade it.
Beware: when upgrading from ASDF 2, you should always do it
immediately after the <tt>require</tt>,
and before you use ASDF for anything else
(ASDF 3 does that automatically).
then use <tt>(require "asdf") (asdf:load-system :asdf)</tt> to load it.
Beware: when upgrading that way from ASDF 2, you should always do it
<em>immediately</em> after the <tt>require</tt> (and optional configuration),
and before you use ASDF to do anything else;
ASDF 3 does this early upgrade automatically.
Also note that <tt>mocl</tt> only supports a heavily modified variant of ASDF 2,
and its cross-compilation setup isn't yet supported by ASDF 3.
</p>
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