>>>>> "d" == dfmorrison-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w <dfmor...@gmail.com
d> I'm running multiple things on the same machine that have, or, rather, are
d> about to have, different version dependencies: the current, working thingie
d> depends upon older versions of several systems, and I'm about to work on
d> upgrading things to use the newer versions, but need to do so in a clean
d> fashion that doesn't disrupt the working one. As I understand it, if I do a
d> ql:update-dist everything on the machine is going to see the new version,
d> potentially making the working version my code no longer a working version.
d> Even worse, in the near future I expect to have two different working
d> thingies that, at least for a time, may each depend upon different version
d> of some systems.
d> What's the best way to deal with this in Quicklisp?
d> The scheme I'm thinking of adopting is keeping multiple, different
d> Quicklisp universes. So, instead of having just ~/quicklisp/, I'll have
d> ~/quicklisp-dev/, ~/quicklisp-app-1/, ~/quicklisp-app-2/, etc. Where each
d> may potentially have different versions of various systems. Then launch
d> Lisp without an init file and load the setup.lisp from the appropriate
d> directory when I need to care about versions.
d> Anyway, is this the approriate way to deal with stuff, or is there A Better
d> It seems the easiest way to create an alternate quicklisp is to just launch
d> Lisp without an init file, load quicklisp.lisp, and then use the :path
d> argument to quicklisp-quickstart:install. And use ql-dist:install-dist,
d> followed by the appropriate ql:quickloads to get the systems from some
d> appropriate point in the past. That locks you into only using versions that
d> were all the officially latest at the same point in time, but that's
d> probably a feature, since otherwise a version skew hell would be possible.
d> Again, is this the best way to deal with this?
There is also qlot: https://github.com/fukamachi/qlot
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