Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#412 assigned defect

Using FASLs from a Jar

Reported by: mevenson Owned by: mevenson
Priority: major Milestone: 1.6.0
Component: other Version: 1.4.0-dev
Keywords: asdf-jar deployment Cc:
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Vibhu notes in <> that he is unable to use FASLs from a Jar

I've got #'asdf-jar:package to create a jar file containing lisp sources
and fasls. With abcl-1.0.1,
(asdf:operate 'asdf:load-op ...)
uses the fasls from the jar, whereas with abcl-1.1.0 onwards those fasls
are ignored and the jarred sources are compiled into ~/.cache/... again.

Is this a bug, or is it a feature (as easyE seems to think it is, in the
last two sentences at:

If it's a bug, here is how far I've got in my diagnosis.

(asdf-jar:add-to-asdf "wispym.jar")

shows this in abcl-1.0.1

((#P"jar:file:/Users/vibhu/t3/wispym-all.jar!/**/*.*" T)
T) (#P"/___jar___file___root___/**/*.*"
(#P"jar:file:/**/*.jar!/**/*.*" #<TRANSLATE-JAR-PATHNAME {2B63F8AD}>) (T

but this in abcl-1.3.2,

((#P"/**/*.*" T) (#P"/**/*.*" #P"/**/*.*")
T) (#P"/___jar___file___root___/**/*.*"
(#P"jar:file:/**/*.jar!/**/*.*" #<TRANSLATE-JAR-PATHNAME {4F340027}>) (T

I think these are asdf output-translations, each specifying a source
directory and a corresponding destination directory.

The first two entries are significantly different between abcl-1.0.1 and

The reason I'd like to use the jarred fasls is that I'm distributing my
program to customers. I don't want to spew fasls around their hard
disks. I also don't want to get into having to explain to them to clear
caches. (I do have to do this locally on occasion, e.g. when timestamps
on files confuse the cache). But most importantly, I've got a large
cl-yacc grammar that takes ages to macroexpand and compile. I don't want
them to wait so long even though it's just on the first load.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by mevenson

  • Component changed from (A)MOP to other
  • Keywords asdf-jar deployment added
  • Milestone set to 1.3.4
  • Owner set to mevenson
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Version set to 1.4.0-dev

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by mevenson

  • Milestone changed from 1.3.4 to 1.4.0

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by mevenson

  • Milestone changed from 1.4.0 to 1.5.0

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:4 Changed 2 weeks ago by mevenson

  • Milestone changed from 1.5.0 to 1.6.0

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

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