> The comments in the file say that we *must* use load-asdf to load a .asd > file, but not *WHY* we must do so. > > Why is this necessary?
Because asdf:load-asdf sets up the correct evaluation environment, including setting the correct *package*. -- Stelian Ionescu a.k.a. fe[nl]ix Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.