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13.6.6 How do I mark a source file to be loaded only and not compiled?

There is no provision in ASDF for ensuring that some components are always loaded as source, while others are always compiled. There is load-source-op (see load-source-op), but that is an operation to be applied to a system as a whole, not to one or another specific source files. While this idea often comes up in discussions, it doesn’t play well with either the linking model of ECL or with various bundle operations. In addition, the dependency model of ASDF would have to be modified incompatibly to allow for such a trick.