- Cygwin's library is still broken: fork/exec fails to reload the cygwin library, or ECL's compiled libraries in a completely random fashion. For this reason we recommend using ext:system instead of ext:run-program in that platform.
- In Windows ECL comes with bytecodes compiler by default, because C compilers are normally not avaiable. Unfortunately several libraries out there are not prepared for this. If you plan to use quicklisp and have a C compiler accessible to ECL, you may use (ext:install-c-compiler) to switch back to the Lisp-to-C compiler.
Changes since last release
Some highlights of this release are:
- ECL now ships with the whole of the Unicode names database, optimally compressed using constant C tables. This means ECL now recognizes all valid Unicode (and ASCII) names for the whole range of characters, and can print them as well.
- ECL has changed the way it stores compiled data in the C files, so that it works around the limit of 65k characters per string.
- ECL now builds with Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2012.
- We bend the knee and accept WHILE/IF statements intertwined with FOR/AS, though this is still not valid ANSI Common Lisp.
See file src/CHANGELOG or browse it online: