ASDlite is a light-weight version of ASDF, a popular build facility for Common Lisp.

ASDlite supports basis ASDF functions and operation classes and can be used as a replacement in many cases.

ASDlite is maintained by Dmitri Ivanov.

License: LLGPL


ASDlite design goals

  • Small footprint.
  • Ease of embedding into applications and systems not related to "compile-and-load Lisp files" tasks. For example: YstokHelp (
  • ASDF compatibility for typical needs.
  • Using keywords as operation designators, e.g. :compile.
  • Operation arguments specification in dependencies.