Version 0.8.3 of SBCL has been released and is available on the
SourceForge file releases page. Enjoy!
from the NEWS file in the distribution:
changes in sbcl-0.8.3 relative to sbcl-0.8.2:
* SBCL now builds and runs on MacOS X (version 10.2), or perhaps
more accurately, on the Darwin kernel running on PowerPC hardware.
(thanks to Brian Mastenbrook, Pierre Mai and Patrik Nordebo)
* Compiler code deletion notes now signal a condition of type
SB-EXT:CODE-DELETION-NOTE (a subtype of SB-EXT:COMPILER-NOTE) with
an associated MUFFLE-WARNING restart.
* The compiler now performs limited argument count validation of
constant format strings in FORMAT, and where appropriate in ERROR,
CERROR and WARN. (thanks to Gerd Moellmann)
* New ASDF-INSTALL contrib can be used for automatic download and
installation of third-party Lisp code from CCLAN or other sites
* Threaded builds (:SB-THREAD) now support SB-THREAD:INTERRUPT-THREAD,
which forces another thread to execute a function supplied by the
* bug 75 fix: WITH-OUTPUT-TO-STRING (and MAKE-STRING-OUTPUT-STREAM)
now accept and act upon their :ELEMENT-TYPE keyword argument.
(reported by Martin Atzmueller, Edi Weitz)
* bug fix: FILE-POSITION now accepts position designators up to
ARRAY-DIMENSION-LIMIT or the extreme of the off_t range, whichever
is the greater. (thanks to Patrik Nordebo)
* bug fix: MAKE-ARRAY ignored :INITIAL-CONTENTS NIL. (reported by
Kalle Olavi Niemitalo)
* bug fix: the CLASS-PROTOTYPE of the GENERIC-FUNCTION class is now
printable. (reported by Eric Marsden)
* bug fix in sb-posix: mmap() now works on systems with a 64-bit
off_t, including Darwin and FreeBSD. (thanks to Andreas Fuchs)
* x86 bug fix in control stack exhaustion checking: now shows backtrace
* bug fix in WITH-TIMEOUT: now the body can have more than one form.
(thanks to Stig Sandoe)
* bug fix in READ-SEQUENCE: READ-SEQUENCE following PEEK-CHAR or
UNREAD-CHAR now correctly includes the unread character in the
target sequence. (thanks to Gerd Moellmann)
* bug fix in threaded builds: the system can now be suspended and
resumed by shell job control with minimal disruption.
* bug fixes in times and timezones >2038AD
* better handling of "where is GNU make?" problem in build scripts
(thanks to Nikodemus Siivola)
* new optimization: inside a named function any reference to a
function with the same name is considered to be a self-reference;
this behaviour is controlled with SB-C::RECOGNIZE-SELF-CALLS
* new optimization on x86: logical functions and + now have
optimized (UNSIGNED-BYTE 32) versions, which are automatically
used when the result is truncated to 32 bits.
* VALUES declaration is partially enabled.
* fixes in SB-GROVEL (thanks to Andreas Fuchs)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** The system now obeys the constraint imposed by
UPGRADED-ARRAY-ELEMENT-TYPE that the upgraded array element
types form a lattice under type intersection.
** FFLOOR, FTRUNCATE, FCEILING and FROUND work with integers.
** ASSOC now ignores NIL elements in an alist.
** CEILING now gives the right answer with MOST-NEGATIVE-FIXNUM
and (1+ MOST-POSITIVE-FIXNUM) answers.
** The addition of a method with invalid qualifiers to a generic
function does not cause an error to be signalled immediately;
a warning is signalled, and the error is generated only on
calling the generic function.
* changed .fasl file version number, in part to add type codes for
new array subtypes UNSIGNED-BYTE 7, 15, 29, and 31 mandated by
obscure ANSI requirements
William Harold Newman <william.newman@...>
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