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MCL 2.0 Patch 2

The second patch to Macintosh Common Lisp 2.0 is now available. There
are two ways to get it via the Internet: by sending mail to our archive 
server, or by anonymous FTP. It is also available on AppleLink, on the
"Macintosh Common Lisp Discussion" board. Instructions for decoding the 
patch (it's in BinHex format) and installing it are in the documentation file 
accompanying the patch. 

This is version 1.0 of patch 2 (you can check the version number in
the patch file's "Get Info" box). It is identical to the pre-release
(version 0.6) I announced on December 31, 1992. If you have been testing 
that pre-release, you do not need to download this one (and thanks 
for your help!).

This patch fixes a number of mostly minor bugs.  Here are descriptions of a 
few of them, from the documentation file:

        ; Fixed some problems printing on Imagewriter printers.

        ; LABELS wasn't consistent about "parallel" binding order in some cases.

        ; EQUALP hash tables no longer error when CLOS instances are 
        ; used as keys.

        ; Fixed a kernel bug that pushed the wrong stuff on the stack
        ; when a function had required, optional, rest, & keyword args
        ; and a value was not specified for all of the optionals.

        ; (fround 3) no longer signals an error.

You must install patch 1 before installing patch 2; you can download patch 1
from the same place as patch 2 (the files are "mcl2.0p1.fasl.hqx" and 

To Download from the archive server:

The archive server is available to anyone who can send mail to an
Internet address, including those of you who use a service (like
Compuserve or AppleLink) that has a gateway to the Internet. If you
have not already done so, you should get the Help file on this
service by sending this message (this should be the body of the
message, not the Subject line):


to this address:


Please see the MCL 2.0 Release Notes for more information on
this service. Here are the contents of a message that would
download the patch and documentation files to my Internet mailbox:

    path mark@cambridge.apple.com
    size 300000
    send mcl2/patches/mcl2.0p2.doc
    send mcl2/patches/mcl2.0p2.fasl.hqx

Please remember to replace my address (in the "path" command) with

If your mail system cannot receive long messages, be sure to
update the "size" line in the above message (see the archive server
help document for more on this command).

To download by anonymous ftp:

You can anonymously ftp the patch and its documentation from
cambridge.apple.com. Logon to this host as anonymous, then
type your user name for a password. Here are the files you want:


Thanks for using our Lisp. Please let us know if you have any problems
downloading or installing the patch.

Mark Preece
Apple ATG East
AppleLink: PREECE