We purposely do not provide backward compatibility with earlier versions of
ASDF-Binary-Locations (8 Sept 2009),
common-lisp-controller (7.0) or
each of which had similar general capabilities.
The APIs of these programs were not designed
for easy user configuration
through configuration files.
Recent versions of
common-lisp-controller (7.2) and
use the new
asdf-output-translations API as defined below.
ASDF-Binary-Locations is fully superseded and not to be used anymore.
This incompatibility shouldn’t inconvenience many people.
Indeed, few people use and customize these packages;
these few people are experts who can trivially adapt to the new configuration.
Most people are not experts, could not properly configure these features
(except inasmuch as the default configuration of
might have been doing the right thing for some users),
and yet will experience software that “just works”,
as configured by the system distributor, or by default.
Nevertheless, if you are a fan of
we provide a limited emulation mode:
This function will initialize the new
asdf-output-translations facility in a way
that emulates the behaviour of the old
Where you would previously set global variables
*map-all-source-files* or *source-to-target-mappings*
you will now have to pass the same values as keyword arguments to this function.
Note however that as an extension the
:source-to-target-mappings keyword argument
will accept any valid pathname designator for
instead of just strings and pathnames.
If you insist, you can also keep using the old
(the one available as an extension to load of top of ASDF,
not the one built into a few old versions of ASDF),
but first you must disable
or you might experience “interesting” issues.
Also, note that output translation is enabled by default.
To disable it, use