This was originally intended as a particularly stable release. Now,
instead, it's back to being a (more belated than usual) timeboxed
release. There's an annoying ASDF misbehavior for which we don't have
a slamdunk fix; see sbcl-devel for discussion.
from the NEWS file in the distribution:
changes in sbcl-1.0.16 relative to 1.0.15:
* minor incompatible change: revert the changes to sb-posix's error
signaling added in 1.0.14.
* minor incompatible change: change PROBE-FILE back to returning
NIL whenever we can't get a truename, as was the case before 1.0.14.
* minor incompatible change: SB-BSD-SOCKETS:NAME-SERVICE-ERROR now
inherits from ERROR instead of just CONDITION.
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT can provide source locations for instances
as well. (thanks to Tobian Ritterweiler)
* optimization: binding special variables now generates smaller code
on threaded platforms.
* optimization: MEMBER and ASSOC are over 50% faster for :TEST #'EQ
and cases where no :TEST is given but the compiler can infer that
the element to search is of type (OR FIXNUM (NOT NUMBER)).
* optimization: better LOGNOT on fixnums.
* optimization: modular arithmetic for a particular requested width
is implemented using a tagged representation unless a better
representation is available.
* fixed bug 423: TRULY-THE and *CHECK-CONSISTENCY* interaction.
* bug fix: SB-BSD-SOCKETS:MAKE-INET-ADDRESS checks the input string
for wellformedness and returns a specialized vector. (reported by
* bug fix: FIND-CLASS was not thread-safe. (reported by Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: ~R was broken for vigtillions. (thanks to Luis Oliveira)
* bug fix: attempt to obtain *SCHEDULER-LOCK* recursively when
unscheduling timer at the same time as another timer fires.
* bug fix: don't reschedule timers for dead threads.
* bug fix: periodic polling was broken. (thanks to Espen S Johnsen)
* bug fix: copying output from RUN-PROGRAM to a stream signalled
bogus errors if select() was interrupted.
* enhancement: add support for fcntl's struct flock to SB-POSIX.
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