I've just tagged, uploaded and released sbcl-1.0.33. The news items for
this release are appended below.
With Best Wishes,
changes in sbcl-1.0.33 relative to sbcl-1.0.32:
* new port: support added for x86-64 NetBSD. (thanks to Aymeric Vincent)
* improvement: support O_LARGEFILE access to files larger than 2GB on
x86-64/linux. (thanks to Daniel Janus; launchpad bug #453080)
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:WHO-SPECIALIZES-DIRECTLY to get a list of
definitions for methods specializing on the passed class itself.
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:WHO-SPECIALIZES-GENERALLY to get a list of
definitions for methods specializing on the passed class itself, or on
subclasses of it.
* new build flag: :sb-xref-for-internals; SBCL will collect xref information
about itself during the build (e.g. for M-? in Slime), if this flag is
enabled in customize-target-features.lisp. This will increase the core
size by about 5-6mb, though, so it's mostly interesting to SBCL
* new feature: various GENCGC tuning parameters have been experimentally
documented and exported from SB-EXT. See documentation for details.
* fixes and improvements related to Unicode and external formats:
** the Unicode character database has been upgraded to the
Unicode 5.2 standard, giving names and properties to a number of new
characters, and providing a few extra characters with case
** improvement: restarts for providing replacement input/output on coding
errors for fd-stream external formats.
** improvement: where :<encoding> is a keyword corresponding to an
external format the system supports, it is now possible to specify
(:<encoding> :replacement <character>) as an external format which will
automatically substitute <character> on encoding or decoding errors for
streams and for STRING-TO-OCTETS and its inverse. (launchpad bug
** improvement: the file streams underlying the standard streams (such as
*STANDARD-INPUT*, *TERMINAL-IO*) are opened with an external format
which uses the replacement mechanism to handle encoding errors,
preventing various infinite error chains and unrecoverable I/O
** minor incompatible change: the utf-8 external format now correctly
refuses to encode Lisp characters in the surrogate range (char-codes
between #xd800 and #xdfff).
** fix a typo preventing conversion of strings into octet vectors
in the latin-2 encoding. (reported by Attila Lendvai; launchpad bug
** fix a bug in the octet multibyte handling of decoding errors and the
USE-VALUE restart. (launchpad bug #314939)
** fix the bug underlying the expected failure in the FORCE-END-OF-FILE
restart on fd-stream decoding errors.
** fix a bug in the ATTEMPT-RESYNC fd-stream decoding restart when the
error is near the end of file.
** fix a double-error case in unibyte octet conversions, when the first
use of USE-VALUE is ignored.
** fix bugs in handling of undefined code points in unibyte encodings.
** fix LISTEN (and consequent hangs in READ-CHAR-NO-HANG) on bivalent
streams after an UNREAD-CHAR.
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT:ALLOCATION-INFORMATION also reports if the
object is allocated in a boxed region of dynamic space.
* enhancement: SB-POSIX:FORK now signals an error if an attempt to
fork with multiple Lisp threads running is made, instead of going
ahead with unpredictable consequences. (reported by Leslie Polzer)
* bug fix: uses of slot accessors on specialized method parameters within
the bodies of SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS methods no longer triggers a type
error while finalizing the class. This fix may cause classes with slot
accessors to be finalized later than previously. (reported by Lars Rune
Nøstdal; launchpad bug #473699)
* bug fix: restore buildability on the MIPS platform. (regression from
126.96.36.199, reported by Samium Gromoff)
* bug fix: inspecting closures is less likely to fail with a type error.
* bug fix: no timer starvation when setting the system clock back.
(launchpad bug #460283)
* bug fix: WITH-STANDARD-IO-SYNTAX now binds *PRINT-PPRINT-DISPATCH* to the
standard pprint dispatch table as specified by CLHS.
* bug fix: give CLISP a hint about a type declaration to enable it to build
the cross-compiler without warnings. (thanks to Josh Elasser; launchpad
* bug fix: correctly dump literal objects in defaulting forms of arglists.
(reported by Attila Lendvai; launchpad bug #310132)
* bug fix: distinguish in type specifiers between arrays that might be
complex and arrays that are definitely complex. (launchpad bug #309129)
* bug fix: SUBTYPEP knows that the SYMBOL type is not SUBTYPEP the KEYWORD
type. (reported by Levente Mészáros; launchpad bug #485972)
* bug fix: setting the value of a symbol-macro within a method in the
presence of type declarations works properly again. (reported by Iban
Hatchondo; launchpad bug #485019)