Ecl does not dump the image - in other words the compilation environment is not part of the final executable. If the setup system is not a dependency of a "dumped" system, still its package is referenced from the latter, then this will happen. If the setup is indirect dependency of a dumped system, then it is most likely asdf bug, otherwise it is an expected behavior.

If you do not reference setup system package from a dumped system, then something fishy is going on, i.e system definition files are included in program op for some reason.

Regards, Daniel

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‎ 21 mar 2021, 18:33, Didier Verna napisał(a):


I'm cross-posting because I don't know if the issue is related to ASDF
or ECL. I'm using the most recent repos of both.

When dumping a very simple system defined like this:

(asdf:defsystem :simple
:depends-on (:net.didierverna.clon)
:components ((:file "simple"))
:entry-point "simple:main")

with (asdf:operate 'asdf:program-op :simple),

I'm getting a runtime error with the executable:
Condition of type: SIMPLE-PACKAGE-ERROR
There exists no package with name "NET.DIDIERVERNA.CLON.SETUP"
No restarts available.

Top level in: #<process TOP-LEVEL 0x10a821f80>.

So it seems that the net.didierverna.clon.setup system is not dumped in
the executable.

In Clon, the dependency on setup is indirect:
net.didierverna.clon <- net.didierverna.clon.core
net.didierverna.clon.core <- net.didierverna.clon.setup

If I add an explicit dependency on setup in the :simple ASDF system
above like this:

:depends-on (:net.didierverna.clon.setup :net.didierverna.clon))

the problem goes away. This doesn't happen with the 5 other Lisp
implementations that I've tested.

Also, it may be worth mentioning that Clon's setup system gets a special
treatment. It's loaded explicitly at the top of several .asd files like
this (with the utmost disrespect for the Almighty ASDF Gods

(asdf:load-system :net.didierverna.clon.setup)

I'm wondering if this may have something to do with the problem.


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