On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:52 AM, Andy Hefner <email@example.com>
I've tracked down the cause of some encoding-related problems
encountered while using string literals containing special characters
(squared, cubed, and degree symbols) in source files encoded as
latin-1. I specify :external-format :latin-1 to compile-file, but the
resulting objects/fasls error at load-time during their
initialization, the error indicating an attempt to decode latin-1
characters as UTF-8. A peek at the .data file confirmed the characters
were not UTF-8 encoded in the compiler output.
Thanks for tracking this down to the root. I believe this is related to a different bug report in the mailing list later this month. Unfortunately I had not completed the fixes to the locks/condition-variable codes until today. I am uploading this evening a slightly different patch that covers this bug and the other one you found.