[armedbear-devel] AbclScriptEngine exits on load

Alessio Stalla alessiostalla at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 08:37:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ole,
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Ole Myren Rohne <ole.rohne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi ABCL-developers,
>> Thank you for releasing abcl-0.22!
>> I'm playing with AbclScriptEngine (with Electric VLSI) and found a tiny problem with config.lisp: EXT:MAKE-THREAD should be THREADS:MAKE-THREAD. Unfortunately the problem was unnecessary hard to debug because in the absence of TPL::REPL the debugger ends up quitting the entire application.
> Thanks for your report! The EXT:MAKE-THREAD vs THREADS:MAKE-THREAD
> will be fixed in the next release.

Yes, sorry, I caught the error after 0.22 had been out for a little while.

>>I'm wondering if in that case it would be more useful to throw a Java error, eg like SYS::%DEBUGGER-HOOK-FUNCTION?
> Interesting idea indeed. Especially since uncaught errors themselves
> cause Java applications to be terminated too. It's definitely
> something to be studied more. I'll file an enhancement ticket for it -
> sorry can't address the issue right now.

AbclScriptEngine does throw a Java exception in case of unhandled
error conditions in user code; it doesn't, though, if it fails loading
its own Lisp code (in case of a bug), and that should definitely be


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