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New version of old CLISP
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: New version of old CLISP
- From: haible (Bruno Haible)
- Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 17:10:49 +0200
I am making available my current personal source of CLISP. It is in
Active development of CLISP is done by Marcus Daniels <email@example.com>.
Please send suggestions for improvement to him (to me as well, if you like).
I expect he will make a new release of CLISP soon. His version of CLISP
will certainly be more portable, easier to port and have more distinguished
features (like a foreign function interface). But if you are already
familiar with installing CLISP and only want a source with all currently
known bugs fixed, you may try the one in source-haible/.
Change log since 8 January 1994:
22 June 1994
User visible changes
* French support is now complete. Thanks to Joerg Hoehle.
* The user interface language (english, german or french) can now be chosen
at startup time through a command line option. The constant *LANGUAGE* has
been removed, and its value has been removed from *FEATURES*. New macros
ENGLISH, DEUTSCH, FRANCAIS and LANGUAGE-CASE.
* There is a command line option that makes CLISP behave more like what
ILISP (a popular Emacs LISP interface) expects. Thanks to Marcus Daniels.
* The function CLOS:CALL-NEXT-METHOD can now be called with arguments, but
the check that the set of applicable methods must be the same as for the
original arguments will be bypassed.
* New functions READ-CHAR-SEQUENCE, WRITE-CHAR-SEQUENCE, READ-BYTE-SEQUENCE,
WRITE-BYTE-SEQUENCE which perform fast block I/O.
* Errors of type FLOATING-POINT-UNDERFLOW are inhibited in floating point
computations (and zero is returned instead) during execution of the new
* X3J13 vote <95> is implemented: If the readtable argument passed to
GET-MACRO-CHARACTER and GET-DISPATCH-MACRO-CHARACTER is NIL, the standard
readtable is used.
* PROBE-FILE doesn't report an error any more if an intermediate directory
in the path doesn't exist. NIL is returned instead.
* The DEFCONSTANT warning about redefinition of a constant is inhibited if
the constant's new and old values are the same (in the sense of EQL).
Thanks to Marcus Daniels.
* The function INTERACTIVE-STREAM-P knows that if the terminal stream is
referring to a regular file (via input redirection) it is not interactive.
* There is a user programmable kind of streams, called generic streams.
New functions MAKE-GENERIC-STREAM, GENERIC-STREAM-CONTROLLER,
GENERIC-STREAM-P, GENERIC-STREAM-READ-CHAR, GENERIC-STREAM-READ-BYTE,
GENERIC-STREAM-LISTEN, GENERIC-STREAM-WRITE-CHAR, GENERIC-STREAM-WRITE-BYTE,
See impnotes.txt for details. Thanks to Marcus Daniels and Don Cohen.
* The macro WITH-OUTPUT-TO-PRINTER may now also work on OS/2.
* Fixed a CLOS bug: Generic functions with both optional and keyword
arguments didn't work.
* Fixed a serious bug in the compiler which caused incorrect code to be
generated for functions like (LAMBDA (X) (SETQ X 1)).
* Fixed a serious bug in the compiler which caused the compiler to crash
when compiling functions which contain two or more calls to ASSERT.
* Fixed a bug: The macroexpander of MULTIPLE-VALUE-SETQ built up a
syntactically illegal form.
* Fixed a bug in the reader: When reading pathnames from the syntax
#S(PATHNAME ...), #n# references in pathname components were not
resolved prior to calling MAKE-PATHNAME.
* Fixed a bug in the reader: (read-from-string "1/") signalled an error
of type DIVISION-BY-ZERO.
* Fixed a bug in the terminal stream: If several consecutive READ-LINE
operations on the terminal stream were performed without any text
containing newlines being output between them, the prompt finally got
duplicated and then became longer and longer.
* Fixed a bug in the readline library (bad handling of prompts longer than
one line). Thanks to Marcus Daniels.
* All non-Unix versions: Setting the local time zone should now be much
easier. 122 time zone names are supported.
* Unix version only: Getting the time zone should be more robust.
* Added support for NeXT (68k or i386 CPU) running NeXTstep 3.2. Thanks to
* Added support for Sequent PTX. Thanks to Marcus Daniels.
* Added support for m88000 running DG/UX. Thanks to Pat McClanahan.
* Added support for UnixWare. Thanks to Alexander Adam.
* Added support for BSDI/386. Thanks to Atsuo Ohki.
* More support for WATCOM C on DOS. Thanks to Blake McBride.
* More support for IRIX 5. Thanks to Bjorn Remseth.
* More support for Sun4m. Thanks to Neil Faulks.
* Better support (speedup) for HP 9000/800 running HP-UX.
* On HP 9000/700 running HP-UX: Don't depend directly on the assembler.
* Maybe some support for SCO. Thanks to Cathy Bareiss.
* Speedup SUBLIS and NSUBLIS.
* Let all known versions of gcc2 emit dbra instructions for loops. Thanks
to Joerg Hoehle.
* Renamed condition.lsp to conditio.lsp.
* Miscellaneous documentation updates.