sbcl-0.9.4 has been released; enjoy.
from the NEWS file:
changes in sbcl-0.9.4 relative to sbcl-0.9.3:
* new port: the Solaris operating system on x86 processors is now
mostly supported, though some rough edges in the environment
remain. (thanks to Daisuke Homma)
* enhancement: SBCL on MIPS platforms now has a much larger dynamic
space for its heap. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* optimization: SBCL on MIPS platforms now supports dynamic-extent
closures. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* minor incompatible change: eof selects abort in the debugger.
* minor incompatible change: *INVOKE-DEBUGGER-HOOK* is run before
*DEBUGGER-HOOK* => *DEBUGGER-HOOK* is not run when the debugger
* minor incompatible change: SB-KERNEL:INSTANCE-LAMBDA is
deprecated, and will go away in a future revision of SBCL.
* minor incompatible change: GC-ON and GC-OFF are no longer
implemented with a counter, it does not matter how many times gc
is switched on or off
* bug fix: discriminating functions for generic function classes
with non-standard methods for COMPUTE-APPLICABLE-METHODS no longer
make invalid assumptions about method precedence order. (reported
by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: TRUNCATE now correctly signals division by zero on MIPS
platforms. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* bug fix: degree sign (<U00B0>) could not be encoded in KOI8-R.
* bug fix: correct pathname printing with printer escaping is on.
(thanks to Kevin Reid)
* bug fix: complex VOP definitions in "user-space" no longer trigger
package locks. (reported by Zach Beane)
* fixed bug 343: SB-KERNEL:INSTANCE-LAMBDA is no longer necessary
for funcallable-instance functions, and is no different from
* bug fix: PARSE-INTEGER no longer depends on the whitespaceness of
characters in the current readtable. (reported by Nicholas Neuss)
* bug fix: SUBTYPEP on various CONS types returns more a more
accurate acknowledgment of its certainty.
* optimizations: REMOVE-DUPLICATES now runs in linear time on
lists in some cases. This partially fixes bug 384.
* flush all standard streams before prompting in the REPL and the
* bug fix: signal handling and triggering gc do not conflict
directly anymore, in particular a high frequency sb-sprof does
not prevent gc from running
* bug fix: DECODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME now uses a more reasonable
approximation for timezone and DST information between the
universal time epoch and the smallest negative 32-bit time_t.
* bug fix: ENCODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME no longer errors when passed the
year 1899 so long as the encoded time is non-negative.
* bug fix: on the x86 platform, SB-ROTATE-BYTE:ROTATE-BYTE returns
the correct answer for non-constant rotate amounts when performing
an inline 32-bit rotation.
** bug fix: RELEASE-FOREGROUND doesn't choke on session lock if
there is only one thread in the session
** bug fix: memory leak for streams created in one thread and
written to in another
** bug fix: lockup when compiled with gcc4
** bug fix: race that allows the gc to be triggered when gc is
** bug fix: one less memory fault in INTERRUPT-THREAD, again
** bug fix: gc and INTERRUPT-THREAD don't hang when the RT signal
queue is full
** bug fix: finished threads are gc'ed properly
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** CALL-NEXT-METHOD signals an error (in safe code) when the call
has arguments with a different set of applicable methods from
the orignal arguments.
** The type error thrown by MAP now has a correct expected-type
** DISASSEMBLE now throws a TYPE-ERROR when its argument does not
name a compiled function.
** Three MISC tests where a large bignum was improperly coerced to
a float that couldn't represent that bignum during type
derivation were fixed.
** SUBTYPEP can now handle types involving the negation of a
list-form FUNCTION type.
** SUBTYPEP also now handles certain COMPLEX type specifiers such
as (COMPLEX (AND RATIO (NOT FIXNUM))).
** READ-BYTE and WRITE-BYTE no longer take stream designators.
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