[armedbear-devel] JAR file support patches 20100205 RC

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Fri Feb 5 13:43:23 UTC 2010

The [first release candidate of the JAR file support patches][1] are now 

[1]: http://slack.net/~evenson/abcl/jar-file/

Notable changes in this version:

o  The ASDF:LOAD-JUST-FASLS-OP has been replaced by the use of the 
normal ASDF:LOAD-OP verb for loading from JAR files.  Now if the output 
file location of ASDF's compilation phase would be a JAR file, the 
compilation is simply skipped.

o  Loading from network JARs now works

o  Use of JAR pathnames in OPEN now signals an error.  The dependency of 
ABCL's streams on java.io.File looks too strong to easily graft my 
changes in at this point, so I'd rather get the current code in rather 
than waiting even longer by adding new features.

I'm pretty happy with this version having cleaned up numerous  bugs so I 
intend to commit it to the trunk unless there are vocal objections in 
the next few days.

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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