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Re: Lucid compiler barfs
- To: commonloops.pa@Xerox.COM, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Lucid compiler barfs
- From: Andrew J Cole <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 20 Dec 88 20:39:30 GMT
- Redistributed: commonloops.pa
The problem with Lucid which Michael Sokolov pointed out previously (see
below) is still present for the 12/7/88 version (at least for Sun Common Lisp,
Development Environment 2.1.1, 10-Aug-88). The fix still works.
>Date: Mon, 22 Aug 88 20:30:05 EDT
>From: Michael Sokolov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> For some strange reason, the Lucid compiler goes into an
>infinite loop when trying to compile the function "describe-instance"
>in high.lisp of 8/28/88 AAAI PCL. While tail merging, It complains
>about the argument list to describe-slot:
>> ;;; Compiling function DESCRIBE-INSTANCE...tail merging...
>;;; Warning: Malformed optional argument (ALLOCATION (QUOTE NIL)
>ALLOC-P ALLOC-P ALLOC-P ALLOC-P ALLOC-P ... (etc)
>This seems like a compiler bug to me, but this seems to patch over the
>(The key here is to make alloc-p an explicit keyword argument and
>bypass whatever weirdness is happening as a result of the supplied-p
>parameter. I don't claim to understand it.)