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Issue status for October meeting
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- Subject: Issue status for October meeting
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Date: Mon, 19 Sep 88 09:43:32 MDT
Here is a list of the issues we have pending currently. I am going to
send things out to the full committee at the end of the week, so if
you have a quibble with something, complain soon....
Also, our subcommittee meeting is set for Monday the 10th from 2-5 pm.
I expect there will be some discussion of the proposals that are
currently in draft form, and hopefully we can make some progress on
the issues for which there is not a proposal yet. We also need to
discuss what else we can realistically accomplish by January.
Issues that were distributed for comments at the last meeting:
What are the compile-time side-effects of the various defining
What does EVAL-WHEN mean when it does not appear as a top-level
Can defining macros such as DEFUN appear in non-top-level
This issue provoked the only comments that were received since
the last meeting:
* The wording of section 4 was garbled.
This has been fixed in the latest version of the proposal.
* Many implementations do not allow a lexical environment to be
shared between compiled and interpreted functions.
A new issue, COMPILE-ARGUMENT-PROBLEMS, has been written up
to deal with this problem.
New issues that are ready to be voted upon:
What functions can be compiled with COMPILE?
COMPILE-FILE should rebind *PACKAGE*.
What OPTIMIZE quality controls debuggability of compiled code?
INLINE proclamations should be placed before the corresponding
Issues in draft form (comments requested):
What things can the compiler safely "wire in" to code being
Add PROCLAIM, REQUIRE to list of N random package functions that
COMPILE-FILE must eval at compile time.
Issues in progress (no proposals ready yet):
What does #, mean? Where can it appear?
Are quoted constants in compiled code read-only? Must the compiler
handle circular constants? Preserve nonprintable aspects of constant