> assumption that all arguments of type STRING are also of type (ARRAY
> CHARACTER). But unfortunately, a SIMPLE-BASE-STRING is not. And the code
unfortunately there are some libraries that assume this.
i'm running a locally modified sbcl whose reader reads in
simple-base-string's whenever possible. among our dependencies we had
two libs that choke on it, one was cl-l10n (due to a patch of mine,
*grin*) and the other one is cxml (i've sent a simple patch to the
list but i think it hasn't ben applied to the official yet).
this change has some effect on the image size also.