sbcl-0.8.15 has been released.
from the NEWS file:
changes in sbcl-0.8.16 relative to sbcl-0.8.15:
* enhancement: saving cores with foreign code loaded is now
supported on x86/NetBSD and sparc/Linux in addition to the previously
* bug fix: on some platforms repeated installations caused multiple
copies of HTML documentation to be installed -- should not happen
any more. (reported by Stefan Scholl)
* bug fix: parsing self-recursive alien record types multiple times
no longer causes infinite recursion. (reported by Thomas F. Burdick,
original patch by Helmut Eller for CMUCL)
* bug fix: stack-exhaustion detection works now on NetBSD as well.
(thanks to Richard Kreuter)
* bug fix: defining classes whose accessors are methods on existing
generic functions in other (locked) packages no longer signals
bogus package lock violations. (reported by François-René Rideau)
* bug fix: special variables as DEFMETHOD parameters no longer have
associated bogus type declarations. (reported by David Wragg and
* bug fix: read-write consistency on streams of element-type
(SIGNED-BYTE N) for N > 32. (reported by Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* bug fix: redefiniton of the only method of a generic function with
no DEFGENERIC no longer emits a full WARNING. In addition,
redefinition of generic functions with no DEFGENERIC to an
incompatible lambda list now signals an error. (thanks to Zach
* bug fix: DEFGENERIC now works even when there's a function of the
same name in an enclosing lexical environment. (thanks to Zach
* fixed compiler failure, caused by instrumenting code during
IR1-optimization. (Debian bug report #273606 by Gabor Melis)
* optimization: added loop analysis and improved register allocation
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** POSITION on displaced vectors with non-zero displacement
returns the right answer.
** (SIMPLE-STRING) is a valid type specifier for sequence
** *PRINT-LEVEL* handling for slotless structures is pedantically
** PPRINT-INDENT accepts a request for an indentation of any REAL.
** PPRINT-TAB (and the FORMAT ~T directive) now indent by the
** The justification version of the FORMAT ~< directive treats
non-zero minpad parameter correctly.
William Harold Newman <william.newman@...>
Mathematicians usually know when they have gotten too deep into the
forest to proceed any further. That is the time Haken takes out his
penknife and cuts down the trees one at a time.
-- one of Wolfgang Haken's colleagues, quoted in _Four Colors Suffice_