SBCL 0.9.12 has been released, and can be found at the usual
SourceForge-ish places (except perhaps SourceForge's anonymous CVS,
which has been experiencing the persistent upset of the tummy). Enjoy.
from the NEWS file in the distribution:
changes in sbcl-0.9.12 relative to sbcl-0.9.11:
* minor incompatible change: in sbcl-0.9.11 (but not earlier
versions) SB-MOP:FINALIZE-INHERITANCE would recursively descend
into subclasses of the finalized class. Now user calls to
FINALIZE-INHERITANCE finalize just the one class, and calls by the
system return before any subclasses are finalized.
* minor incompatible change: The reader no longer ignores errors
regarding non-existent packages in #+ and #- feature tests.
* new feature: command line options --no-sysinit, --no-userinit to
inhibit loading the corresponding init files
* new feature: add a generic function SOCKET-SEND to SB-BSD-SOCKETS,
for sending data through UDP sockets (thanks to Fran<C3><A7>ois-Ren<C3><A9>
* minor incompatible change: SIGPIPE is ignored and "Broken pipe"
error is signalled instead (thanks to Fran<C3><A7>ois-Ren<C3><A9> Rideau)
* minor incompatible change: Error signalling behaviour of lexical
operations violating package locks has changed slightly. Refer to
documentation on package locks for details.
* enhancement: EVAL can process IF-expressions without resorting to the
* bug fix: Some operations involving SIN, COS, or TAN weren't being
constant-folded properly due to missing out-of-line functions.
(reported by Mika Pihlajam<C3><A4>ki)
* bug fix: LISTEN sometimes returned T even in cases where no data was
immediately available from the stream
* fixed bug: types of the last two arguments to SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR
were reversed. (reported by Levente M<C3><A9>sz<C3><A1>ros)
* fixed bug: Tests for the (VECTOR T) type gave the wrong answer
when given a vector displaced to an adjustable array. (reported
by Utz-Uwe Haus)
* bug fix: derivation of float boundaries from numbers outside the
appropriate float range (reported by John Wiseman)
* bug fix: MAKE-LOAD-FORM-SAVING-SLOTS accepts en empty slot name
* bug fix: precomputing cache entries for generic functions with
some subclasses of specializers as yet invalid does not attempt to
fill a cache line with a negative offset. (reported by Levente
* improvements to DOCUMENTATION for TYPE and STRUCTURE doc-types:
allow condition class objects as arguments to DOCUMENTATION and
(SETF DOCUMENTATION); only find and set documentation for
structure names for the STRUCTURE doc-type. (suggested by Gary
* improvements to the Win32/x86 port:
** (user-homedir-pathname) and default initialization file
locations now know about the user's "Documents and Settings"
directory (thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
** run-program is implemented (thanks to Mike Thomas)
** sockets support (thanks to Timothy Ritchey)
** better backtrace support (thanks to Alastair Bridgewater)
** sb-grovel supported
** asdf-install and sb-posix work somewhat
** capable of running Slime using SWANK:*COMMUNICATION-STYLE* NIL
* improvements to the Solaris/x86 port:
** works on Solaris 11/Solaris Express
** floating-point exception handling support
** support for the breakpoint-based TRACE :ENCAPSULATE NIL facility
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** REMOVE-METHOD returns its generic function argument even when
the method is not one of the generic functions' methods.
** objects declared as MEMBER types can be admissible arguments to
** printing characters should simply be printed by the FORMAT ~:C
** compiler failure when compiling functions with hairy constant
defaults for optional parameters.
** compiler produces wrong code when MAYBE-INLINE-expanding a
function, which is already optimized
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