[Openmcl-devel] Clozure CL 1.3-RC1 available

John Stoneham captnjameskirk at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 11 17:11:29 PDT 2009

> Does booting in safe mode cause the problem to go away ?

Unfortunately, no. I did notice that my iStat Menu meters (cpu, temp guages, etc) still loaded in safe mode, though I'm not sure why since I thought that was the point of safe mode. I tried uninstalling iStat and rebooting again, but it didn't help with the ccl exceptions.

Out of curiosity I started Parallels and installed the Windows version of ccl. It ran fine. That may not mean anything at all though. Running ccl that way isn't really an option for me either, because I'm interested in the cocoa stuff.

> Whatever's causing it, the problem seems to be that a Mach exception
> handler receives different information on your machine than CCL
> expects when a thread executes a kind of illegal instruction (that's
> intended to cause an exception to occur.) 

I think there's more going on than that, since I doubt that (QUIT) is supposed to trigger an illegal instruction. 

Anyway, someone else reported that they were not having any problems on their 32-bit intel Mac, so maybe there is just something screwy with my hardware for some reason. Rather than waste development time on this, you might want to wait until you hear from someone else that has a similar problem, since it may just be a fluke on my end.


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