I'd like sbcl-1.1.16 to be a slightly more solid release than
sbcl-1.1.15 is; the new register allocator is a good thing, but issues
are still popping up with it, quite apart from the lifetime bugs that it
seems to have exposed. Ideally, sbcl-1.1.16 will see these issues
squelched, and nothing too controversial added; I've asked Juho to aim
for merging the new interpreter work early in the development line for
I realise there's a lot in the passive voice there. Ultimately, I can't
of course force anyone to do anything, and positive actions I can take
are limited by time. But maybe explicitly listing the major items like
this can help guide people's activity; we'll see.
It's also perhaps worth encouraging anyone with anything interesting to
say about SBCL or their use of it to consider writing a paper for the
European Lisp Symposium, to be held in Paris on May 5-6; the submission
deadline for papers is March 9th. I aim to be there, and I hope to see
some of you there too.