On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 10:47:01AM -0400, Zach Beane wrote:
> John Long <codeblue@...> writes:
> > On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 03:33:37PM +0100, Lu?s Oliveira wrote:
> >> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 3:22 PM, John Long <codeblue@...> wrote:
> >> > Thanks. Do I need to go through the build process more than once and build
> >> > 1.1.12 from itself after first building with 1.0.23 or will I get a good
> >> > copy in one shot?
> >> No need to recompile. Some suggest SBCL could stand for
> >> Sanely-Bootstrappable Common Lisp. :-)
> > Thanks Luis. It's a little hard for me to understand how that works then. If
> > the copy we're building with is buggier than the target copy then it seems
> > like the target ought to get built by itself since presumably it is better
> > code than the build tool. But if you say so!
> http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01cr/papers/s32008/sbcl.pdf chapter 3 has
> some details about how it works. Neat stuff.
Thanks, Luis and Zach. I didn't understand a lot of it but I it looks like
it answers some of my questions. I plan to try this in a few days. I'll let