[Openmcl-devel] STEP function

Philippe Sismondi psismondi at arqux.com
Sat Jan 9 15:57:24 PST 2010

On 2010-01-09, at 4:09 PM, Bill St. Clair wrote:

> I think the only reason we don't do it is because nobody has yet
> considered it important enough to pay for. We've probably done at
> least part of the work with Gail's coverage facility. Gail, how much
> effort do you think STEP would be?
> -Bill
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Philippe Sismondi <psismondi at arqux.com> wrote:
>> I am just now trying to improve my beginner's skills at interactive debugging in CL. As far as I can tell the ccl STEP fn does nothing but evaluate the form. I see that this is permitted by the spec.
>> If that is correct, is there any likelihood that STEP will be more fully implemented in ccl? Is "single stepping" not considered useful in CL debugging?
>> Best,
>> - Phil -
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Oh, that's interesting. I recently began using ccl without knowing much about development of it. After getting your response I checked the clozure.com site, and infer from it that the majority of work on ccl is done by Clozure folks.

Is there much contribution from others? How are changes/additions prioritized, aside from getting paid? (Paid work is of course priority work - no criticism intended!)

I ask out of mere curiosity -- I certainly do not have the skill to write something like STEP.

- Phil -

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