SBCL version 0.6.3 is available for download from the
"File Releases" section of the project page,
The little blurb there says "no releases", but if you go to "[View ALL
Project Files]" the files do show up. This is probably related to the
open bug 104196 on the SourceForge bugs list,
from the NEWS file:
changes in sbcl-0.6.3 relative to sbcl-0.6.2:
* The system still can't cross-compile itself with
*TYPE-SYSTEM-INITIALIZED* (and all the consistency checks that
entails), but at least it can compile more of itself that way
than it used to be able to, and various buglets which were uncovered
by trying to cross-compile itself that way have now been fixed.
* This release breaks binary compatibility again. This time
at least I've incremented the FASL file format version to 2, so that the
problem can be detected reliably instead of just causing weird errors.
* various new style warnings:
** using DEFUN, DEFMETHOD, or DEFGENERIC to overwrite an old definition
** using the deprecated EVAL/LOAD/COMPILE situation names in EVAL-WHEN
** using the lexical binding of a variable named in the *FOO* style
* DESCRIBE has been substantially rewritten. It now calls DESCRIBE-OBJECT
as specified by ANSI.
* *RANDOM-STATE* is no longer automatically initialized from
(GET-UNIVERSAL-TIME), but instead from a constant seed. Thus, the
default behavior of the system is to repeat its behavior every time
it's run. If you'd like to change this behavior, you can always
explicitly set the seed from (GET-UNIVERSAL-TIME); whereas under the
old convention there was no comparably easy way to get the system to
repeat its behavior every time it was run.
* Support for the pre-CLTL2 interpretation of FUNCTION declarations as
FTYPE declarations has been removed, in favor of their ANSI
interpretation as TYPE FUNCTION declarations. (See p. 228 of CLTL2.)
* The quantifiers SOME, EVERY, NOTANY, and NOTEVERY no longer cons when
the types of their sequence arguments can be determined at compile time.
This is done through a new open code expansion for MAP which eliminates
consing for (MAP NIL ..), and reduces consing otherwise, when sequence
argument types can be determined at compile time.
* The optimizer now transforms COERCE into an identity operation when it
can prove that the coerced object is already of the correct type. (This
can be a win for machine generated code, including the output of other
optimization transforms, such as the MAP transform above.)
* Credit information has been moved from source file headers into CREDITS.
* Source file headers have been made more standard.
* The CASE macro now compiles without complaining even when it has
William Harold Newman <william.newman@...>
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