Commit bd233e52 authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau

Tweak README

parent ba97115d
......@@ -8,8 +8,8 @@ ASDF is the de facto standard build facility for Common Lisp.
Your Lisp implementation probably contains a copy of ASDF,
which you can load using `(require "asdf")`.
If you come from the C/C++ world, the function ASDF covers a bit of what
each of make, autoconf, dlopen and libc do for C programs:
If you come from the C/C++ world, the ASDF covers a bit of what each of
make, autoconf, dlopen and libc do for C programs:
it orchestrates the compilation and dependency management,
handles some of the portability issues, dynamically finds and loads code,
and offers some portable system access.
......@@ -18,8 +18,7 @@ though it requires acquiring some basic concepts.
Importantly, ASDF builds all software in the current Lisp image.
To use ASDF, read our manual:
http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/asdf.html
<http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/asdf.html>
The first few sections, Loading ASDF, Configuring ASDF and Using ASDF,
will get you started as a simple user.
......@@ -37,8 +36,7 @@ Its documentation unhappily lies mainly in the source code and docstrings.
See [`uiop/README.md`](uiop/README.md) for an introduction.
More information and additional links can be found on ASDF's home page at:
http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/
<http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/>
Quick Start
......@@ -85,8 +83,8 @@ inferior-shell, lisp-invocation, named-readtables, optima.
If you are a CL developer, you may already have them, or may want
to use your own tools to download a version of them you control.
If you use Quicklisp, you may let Quicklisp download those you don't have.
In these cases, you do NOT want to use
However, if you want to let ASDF download known-working versions
In these cases, you do NOT want to use the git submodules from make ext.
Otherwise, if you want to let ASDF download known-working versions
of its dependencies, you can do it with:
make ext
......@@ -107,6 +105,10 @@ To load ASDF in such a way that M-. will work, install the source code, and run:
(mapcar 'asdf:component-pathname
(asdf::required-components :asdf/defsystem :keep-component 'asdf:cl-source-file)))
Note that the above can be adapted in a general to get all the files in a system, in order.
To also have the files in systems it depends on, add the `:other-systems t` keyword argument
to the call to `asdf::required-components`.
What has changed?
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......@@ -152,7 +154,7 @@ How do I navigate this source directory?
* `doc/`
* documentation for ASDF, including:
* `index.html` -- the web page for http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/
* `index.html` -- the web page for <http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/>
* `asdf.texinfo` -- our manual
* `Makefile` -- how to build the manual
* `cclan.png` `lisp-logo120x80.png` `style.css` `favicon.ico`
......@@ -187,4 +189,4 @@ How do I navigate this source directory?
* plenty of ideas for how to further improve ASDF.
Last updated Thursday, September 11th, 2014.
Last updated Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.
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