[Openmcl-devel] ASDF Error

Gail Zacharias gz at clozure.com
Sat Mar 3 09:28:33 PST 2018

CCL is wrong.  In format-logical-block, the check for non-empty
*format-arguments* should only happen in the (not asign) case.

On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 12:02 PM, Shannon Spires <svs at bearlanding.com> wrote:

> The following form appears in ccl/tools/asdf.lisp:
> (format s (compatfmt "~@<Retry ASDF operation.~@:>”))
> In CCL, compatfmt is a no-op so for purposes of testing this reduces to
> (format t "~@<Retry ASDF operation.~@:>")
> which throws a “Missing Argument” error in CCL. This line of code is
> especially egregious because if ASDF encounters an error when it’s loading
> files and the user tries to restart in the CCL IDE, the “Missing Argument”
> error throws to the AltConsole and recovery is basically impossible,
> because the error happens in the drawing of the restarts GUI window.
> Since I have no idea how the Common Lisp pretty-printer is supposed to
> work (and I’ve tried to read the documentation several times), I can’t tell
> if this is an error in ASDF or an error in CCL’s #'format implementation. I
> have been working around this by modifying compatfmt to get rid of the
> pretty-printer gobbledygook on CCL (that’s what compatfmt is for, after
> all), but if this is really a bug in CCL’s implementation we should
> probably fix it there.
> Any assistance gratefully appreciated.
> -SS
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