[armedbear-devel] Focusing 0.18 efforts

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 08:46:57 UTC 2009

Hi Alan,

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 4:17 AM, Alan Ruttenberg
<alanruttenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can't remember whether unicode strings have come up. What's the status of this?

Well, I guess they didn't: I didn't know (until you asked the
question) how Java internally encodes Unicode. So, what I didn't know
is that Java supports "supplementary characters"  [characters outside
the BMP].

I guess we have a need to implement "codepoint strings" or something
alike: a means to make sure every character in a string is actually a
full character.

Thanks for pointing this out. Yesterday after I sent this mail, I
realised we need a separate thread: "Beyond 0.18: determining the ABCL
roadmap". How about making this one of the things on our roadmap?



> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Today, I branched for 0.17 (to be released soon), meaning that trunk
>> has become free for 0.18 development.
>> Personally, I found there are a number of items open any one of which
>> could become part of our 0.18 effort. These are the points I
>> identified:
>> * Investigate and improve startup performance
>> * CLOS conformance improvements (including define-method-combination support?)
>> * Cleanup of Load.java - which would allow loading compressed fasls off streams
>> * Gray stream compatibility finalization [we're 99% compatible, but
>> FUNDAMENTAL-STREAM should be recognized as a subtype of STREAM]
>> * Some random other stuff that comes along
>> Do you have your own, or opinions on the points I mentioned above?
>> Let's hear it!
>> Bye,
>> Erik.
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