[Openmcl-devel] ccl 1.11.5 release

73budden . budden73 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 00:07:28 PST 2017

Hi! I have a library of reader extensions I wrote several years ago.
Its features are:

- symbol readmacros. Many DSLs try to emply [ ] for their purposes and
define #\[ as a macro-character. When one uses two such DSLs together,
it is an issue. I disambiguate this by binding reader function to a
symbol, not to a character, so I can use sql-dsl:[ sql query ] and
json-dsl:[ json array ] in the same expression.

- hook on interning a symbol. E.g. sometimes "trash" symbol occur when
one tries to split a big package in two. It is convenient to hook on
interning a symbol with specific name, and some CL implementations do
not allow doing this by tracing "intern".

- local package nicknames, like this:
http://www.sbcl.org/manual/#Package_002dLocal-Nicknames (actually SBCL
obtained them later than I published my lib).

I made the lib portable initially, but noone expressed an interest, so
now I only support it for SBCL. I would like to port it to be useful
on CCL also. It is hard to implement portably (actualy it contains
almost a full CL reader), but it is rather easy to patch an
implementation to support those features.

Is there a chance that such a patch for CCL would be accepted?

2017-11-30 2:07 GMT+03:00, R. Matthew Emerson <rme at acm.org>:
> Hello everyone.
> I'm pleased to announce that version 1.11.5 of Clozure Common Lisp is now
> available.
> This release brings the 1.11 release up-to-date with current OS releases,
> and contains numerous bug fixes.
> The fasl file version has not changed, so there is no need to recompile all
> your code.
> With this release, CCL no longer relies on the old Subversion repository.
> Although the old Subversion repository will remain online for the
> foreseeable future, please be sure to look to GitHub for the most up-to-date
> versions of CCL.
> https://ccl.clozure.com/download.html contains the details of how to
> download a copy.  Alternatively, you may go straight to the GitHub release
> page for 1.11.5 at https://github.com/Clozure/ccl/releases/tag/v1.11.5.
> Development on Clozure CL has slowed greatly over the past couple of years,
> but now is the time to revitalize it.  This release is an initial step in
> that direction.
> Please use https://github.com/Clozure/ccl/issues to report bugs or
> enhancement requests.
> Clozure Associates has long supported the development of CCL.  But CCL is
> not now, nor has it ever been Clozure Associates' proprietary product.  The
> project welcomes and needs contributions from its users.  Thus, if you'd be
> interested in helping with CCL, by writing code, documentation, or by any
> other means, please let me know how I can help you do that.
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