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New version of old CLISP
- To: clisp-list@ma2s2
- Subject: New version of old CLISP
- From: haible (Bruno Haible)
- Date: Tue, 23 Aug 94 15:55:50 +0200
A new version of my current personal source of CLISP is at the usual place, in
Change log since 4 July 1994:
23 August 1994
User visible changes
* X3J13 vote <64> is implemented: New macro DESTRUCTURING-BIND.
* The function ED can now edit functions that have been entered in
interpreted form even if they have later been compiled.
* New function UNCOMPILE. (UNCOMPILE function-name) undoes the effect of
(COMPILE function-name) if the function's definition had been entered
in interpreted form.
* The OPEN option :IF-EXISTS :RENAME-AND-DELETE now deletes the renamed
file. Previously :RENAME-AND-DELETE was equivalent to :RENAME.
* (LISP-IMPLEMENTATION-VERSION) returns a more precise version string.
* Readline library: Completion of a function call with no arguments
automatically adds the closing parenthesis.
* Readline library: When a closing parenthesis is typed, the corresponding
opening parenthesis is displayed.
* Added support for Convex. Thanks to Marcus Daniels.
* Added support for SCO. Thanks to Cathy Bareiss and Marcus Daniels.
* More NeXTstep support.
* More Sinix support. Thanks to Manfred Weichel.
* Updated support for AmigaOS. Thanks to Jörg Höhle.
* Some modification for the sake of gcc-2.6.
* Added GNU malloc. For HP-UX.
* Added a bunch of character set conversion utilities. Covers the ASCII,
ISO Latin-1, IBM PC, HP Roman8, NeXTstep and Atari ST character sets.
* The `configure' script now prints its results.
* Floating point computations on some CPUs (Sparc, HP-PA, M88000, RS/6000):
Fixed some confusion between overflow and NaN and between underflow and zero.
* Removed support for Atari Turbo-C (now known as PURE-C).
* Copyright clarification.
* Generational garbage collection. This works only for Unix implementations
with powerful virtual memory management, currently only SunOS.
* Improved virtual memory efficiency:
- Memory model SPVW_PAGES: don't put a piece of management data into
- Memory model SPVW_BLOCKS: compact conses, don't shuffle them, so that
they are kept sorted according to their age.
- Memory model SPVW_PURE_BLOCKS: pages containing garbage are
* Unix version only: To reduce the startup time, try to use mmap() instead
of read() for the startup file.
* Added a readline manual page.
* Miscellaneous documentation updates.
Be forewarned that the generational garbage collection may not work on
various Unix systems. I have tested it on SunOS 4 and 5, it does not
work on unmodified Linux and may uncover operating system bugs on other
systems. Please tell me about your experiences.