Isn’t that the name of the lisp package something or other?
Indeed it is.
Yes. But that CommonLisp ASDF is library and does not have a binary/command. I needed the “asdf” binary to be able to type it easily. So I went ahead with the same name. I didn’t intend to tell anyone about this tool until a couple months ago :)
I think we are all just sad after seeing the title. I personally hoped that the CL library gained enough momentum to start incorporating other languages. What we were left with is reality, the world lives on shell & duct tape :(
Google doesn’t care is it is a library or not. If you knew about asdf before hand it is a BM move imho.
if you need to type it by finger rolling why not ‘qwer’ or ‘qwe’?
In fairness, naming something for finger-rolling was a bad idea when Common Lisp did it, too. :)
I certainly see the point that it was never meant to be public!
As a point of information, asdf was originally going to be called “another defsystem facility” and then I rearranged the words slightly when I looked at the acronym it formed. It was written as a response to the “defsystem 4” proposal, which seemed to me needlessly baroque
Source: I was the original author
Nice to hear that ~!
I apologize for colliding with your project’s name. To re-iterate, I never intended to even announce my project. It was an entirely personal project to learn bash better. (you can see in the commits that it’s almost a year old and has had rewrites to satisfy the inner-me).
While writing the version manager, after a curious google search, I found your project. I didn’t know about it’s significance (I missed the part that it was used by quicklisp. I’ve used quicklisp when trying CommonLisp long back). I just needed the “asdf” command and checked that the CommonLisp ASDF didn’t use such a command/binary. So I went ahead with whatever the name I had given. It was also written with the expectation that someone will do a better job than my proof-of-concept, for the .tool-versions file, thereby making the version manager. I do have this idea to build a version manager as a feature to homebrew instead (To anyone reading: idea is up for taking. I’m out of gas)
UPDATE: I tried to rename to “qwer”, but a quick Twitter search shows too many sexually explicit images & accounts. I’m going to wait until I find a nicer command to type.
It is an acrynoym, it stands for Another system definition facility.
Later uiop and xcvb played on the theme though.
I’m going to echo the sentiments of other users and ask that you rename the library since asdf has been around since 2002.
Can’t we all just use nix?
I don’t think those firmly in the source based workflow camp will be persuaded to switch to nix
What’s a “source based workflow”? (Asking because Nix itself is source-based and can optionally use binary caches)
There’s a minimal ruby webserver called adsf, which comes with a corresponding executable. This will give nice typos.