diary at Telent Netowrks


Wed, 30 Jan 2002 19:51:16 +0000

Later ...

On Saturday, Simon (who would get a link to his real homepage, only it appears to have turned into something else) turned up, so time for the impromptu tour of Oxford's Historic Buildings.

Well, some of them. We only had the afternoon available, so I picked an unrepresentative subset plus the Norrington Room at Blackwells. And it rained, which is not unusual for the area at this time of year.

A lot of the time since then has been spent hitting (and where possible, fixing) small bugs in SBCL PPC. Flaoting point traps and endianness; suddenly I know more about IEEE 754 than I (a) ever felt the need to, or (b) did after a month studying numerical analysis at university. Which is, actually, still not much. Kahan looks like an amazingly cool guy, though.

In between that I've been looking for file descriptor leaks in Araneida. I can't find any way to trigger them on demand, and I can't find out what causes them, and they're still happening. Bah. I thought common lisp was supposed to be good for robust systems?