[Openmcl-devel] Trunk and released version

Gail Zacharias gz at clozure.com
Thu Aug 13 06:07:47 PDT 2009

At 8/13/2009 07:31 AM, Arthur W Cater wrote:
>For weeks I've been having lots of trouble trying to move a project 
>from ccl1.3 to ccl1.4, on PPC-32.
>It starts ok. From my most recent svn update, yesterday:
>[  Welcome to Clozure Common Lisp Version 
>1.4-dev-r12561M-trunk  (DarwinPPC32)!  ]
>I note that trac.clozure.com/openmcl says that
>  "The most recent released version of Clozure CL is version 1.3."
>Perhaps the root of my troubles is that 1.4 is indeed a development 
>version, but I also get the
>impression from the mailing list that everybody else is using it 
>satisfactorily. I'm afraid of
>getting left behind.
>Is there a 'release version' of 1.4 for ppc32?
>Is anybody interested to hear my problems with ccl 1.4, on code that 
>works with ccl 1.3?

Yes, but I need more info.

>- a form like
>    (dolist (X list-of-xs    expr-not-using-X)
>        (declare (type mytype X))
>        stuff-involving-X)
>   provoking a complaint that NIL is not of type MYTYPE

(dolist (x '(1 2 3)) (declare (type fixnum x)) x) provokes no 
complaints.  What's an actual example?

>- a (MAKE-mystruct :A a :B b :C c ... :M (nth 14 list) :N (nth 15 list))
>   using NIL for M and N despite the list containing fixnums in 
> positions 14 and 15

I can't duplicate this, what's an actual example?

>- going into unwakeable slumber when compiling a 26mb file containing
>   machine-generated expressions for initialising a datastructure

What's a typical expression in the file?  What optimization setting?

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