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Not a terribly successful week, code-wise#

Sun, 03 Feb 2002 05:12:17 +0000

Not a terribly successful week, code-wise.

SBCL Alpha 0.7 has a bug whereby setf of (get 'nil 'anything) will cause all error reporting henceforth to break, which apart from anything else means it can't be used to build itself. Discovered this when attempting to rebuild with -dynamic so that I could use clg with it.

SBCL PPC (still 0.6.13) doesn't build itself either, blowing up in second genesis when it attempts to load a specialised array with an element size of 0. I suspect we may still be having byte ordering issues.

Raymond Wiker's CLX for SBCL works nicely, though. It had most of a working set of dependencies for db-sockets already, so sent him some code to open the stream to $DISPLAY and thereby remove its foreign code dependency.