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report from Kauai meeting
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- Subject: report from Kauai meeting
- From: email@example.com (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 89 13:59:12 MST
Following are my notes on what was decided at the Kauai meeting
relating to cl-compiler issues. I may have gotten confused about some
of the details, in which case I'd appreciate it if somebody
straightens me out. Once we all get unconfused, I will fix up the
passed issues to include the amendments and make them available.
These issues were brought up for a vote.
Tabled for rewrite. The CLOS people had some objections that we will
have to work out with them, but I don't remember exactly what the
other complaints were.
Passed w/amendment -- proposal now reads "Clarify that it is an error to
Passed w/amendments -- minor wording changes (I have them written on
Passed w/amendments -- the paragraphs on DEFCLASS, DEFGENERIC and
DEFMETHOD, and DEFINE-METHOD-COMBINATION were removed. We need to
consult with the CLOS people to clarify how these macros are
Here are some notes on other issues, from off-line discussions with
various people at the meeting. I will be sending out more details on
most of these in subsequent messages.
Pierson has indicated he is willing to see the NOTICE type proposals
withdrawn, and COMPILER-DIAGNOSTICS rewritten to use STYLE-WARNING
The next version of the proposal probably won't require readtables to
be compilable, but there is still debate about interpreted functions.
The writeup for this issue will be totally rewritten as soon as I
have time to do it.
JonL says he agrees with me that it is OK not to make EVAL-WHEN pass
top-level-ness through. There is some question as to whether changing
the nesting behavior of EVAL-WHEN really belongs in a separate issue.
Kim Barrett has come up with a clever trick which may satisfy Kent's
requirements but still allow us to remove COMPILER-LET.
There was a suggestion from Gregor to allow &environment arguments
to have only dynamic extent, but provide a function to "copy" them.
I think this issue is now dead, since you can get the required effect
by saying (defconstant foo (load-time-value ...)).
Kim Barrett is trying to revive this issue.