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Announcement of ECL v0.9i
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ECL stands for Embeddable Common-Lisp. The ECL project aims to produce an
implementation of the Common-Lisp language which complies to the ANSI X3J13
definition of the language.

The term embeddable refers to the fact that ECL includes a lisp to C compiler,
which produces libraries (static or dynamic) that can be called from C
programs. Furthermore, ECL can produce standalone executables from your lisp
code and can itself be linked to your programs as a shared library.

ECL supports the operating systems Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris (at
least v. 9), Microsoft Windows and OSX, running on top of the Intel, Sparc,
Alpha and PowerPC processors. Porting to other architectures should be rather
easy.

ECL is currently hosted at SourceForge. The home page of the project is
http://ecls.sourceforge.net, and in it you will find source code releases, a
CVS tree and some useful documentation.

Notes for this release
======================

This version adds one port: OSX on Intel/x86. The port uses the latest version
of the Boehm-Weiser garbage collector and an unoptimized version of the GMP
library (because the developers refuse to port the Intel/x86 assembler code to
this platform).

Apart from that, this release contains mostly bug fixes. Some of them are very
important. For instance, ECL can now compiled code with constants that have no
printed representation, such as CLOS classes and objects, but also hash tables
and arrays with circular references.

ECL can also be built with support for strings and symbols with unicode
characters (patches by B. Spilsbury). However, since the reader still does not
understand external formats, there is some way until we can claim that ECL
supports unicode.

Changes since 0.9h
==================

See file src/CHANGELOG.


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