The effort to make ECL more independent of the C compiler seems to progress nicely. The bytecodes compiler now can produce compiled files, COMPILE works, DISASSEMBLE does too, and even some of quicklisp's components do as well (See below).

The trickiest thing is managing compilation of constants and eval-when, two things that were much simpler in the previous version of the bytecodes compiler, which did not have to output the compiled bytecodes into a text file.

Right now this component is shipped by default with all versions of ECL. If ECL was built with --disable-shared it is also the default compiler. Otherwise you may try it using (si::install-bytecodes-compiler). Once the bytecodes compiler is active, ECL's ASDF is designed to work with it and it is not needed to do a (require :cmp). The extension of bytecodes compiled files is *.fasc.

I will keep testing for errors.

Juanjo

Sample session:

$ ecl -norc
ECL (Embeddable Common-Lisp) 11.1.1
Copyright (C) 1984 Taiichi Yuasa and Masami Hagiya
Copyright (C) 1993 Giuseppe Attardi
Copyright (C) 2000 Juan J. Garcia-Ripoll
ECL is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see file 'Copyright' for details.
Type :h for Help.  
Top level.
> *features*

(:FLEXI-STREAMS :CL-PPCRE :QUICKLISP :ASDF2 :ASDF :ECL-BYTECMP :DARWIN
 :FORMATTER :LONG-LONG :UINT64-T :UINT32-T :UINT16-T :RELATIVE-PACKAGE-NAMES
 :LONG-FLOAT :UNICODE :DFFI :CLOS-STREAMS :CMU-FORMAT :ECL-PDE :CLOS :BOEHM-GC
 :ANSI-CL :COMMON-LISP :IEEE-FLOATING-POINT :PREFIXED-API :FFI :I686 :COMMON
 :ECL)
> (load "quicklisp/setup.lisp")

;;; Loading "/Users/jjgarcia/quicklisp/setup.lisp"
;;; Loading #P"/Users/jjgarcia/lib/ecl-11.1.1/asdf.fasc"
#P"/Users/jjgarcia/quicklisp/setup.lisp"
> (ql:quickload "cl-ppcre-test")
To load "cl-ppcre-test":
  Load 1 ASDF system:
    cl-ppcre-test
; Loading "cl-ppcre-test"
[package cl-ppcre]................................
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[package trivial-gray-streams]....................
[package flexi-streams]...........................
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[package cl-ppcre-test]..
("cl-ppcre-test")
> (cl-ppcre-test:run-all-tests)

Test: Running tests in file "perltestdata"
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Test: Optimized test functions - this might take some time...
Test: Simple tests from file "simple"
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[... same errors as with C compiler ...]
...

Some tests failed.
NIL


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