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Re: Simultaneous generational GC and error-check immutables?
- To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Simultaneous generational GC and error-check immutables?
- From: haible (Bruno Haible)
- Date: Thu, 8 Dec 94 16:36:55 +0100
Mark Thomas <email@example.com> tried this:
> ... following the instructions to enable
> better error-checking of immutables. (I assume I automatically got
> generational garbage-collection.)
No, you didn't get generational GC; CLISP does not yet support immutable
checking and generational GC simultaneously.
> But the following sequence of forms gives no error message
> > (defvar temp-string "Matson")
> > (setf (char temp-string 0) #\W)
Immutable checking is only done for immutable objects whose printed represen-
tation has been read from a file, using LOAD. I felt it would be annoying,
especially for beginners, to get errors when evaluating forms like
(nreverse '(a b c))
(nstring-upcase "My Name")