[armedbear-devel] ASDF: Cannot handle the special form EXTENSIONS:TRULY-THE

Blake McBride blake at mcbride.name
Wed Nov 30 14:30:49 UTC 2011


SBCL works
CLISP fails with MACROLET error
CMUCL works
ECL works

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:25 AM, Mark Evenson <evenson.not.org at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2011, at 01:40 , Blake McBride wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> Trying to load a package with ASDF I ran into the following error:
>> ASDF could not load  because Cannot (currently) handle the special
>> #<THREAD "interpreter" {4BC78066}>: Debugger invoked on condition of
>>  Cannot (currently) handle the special form TRULY-THE
>> Restarts:
>> ...
>> I traced the problem to ASDF and not the package I was attempting to load.
>> Does anyone know anything about this?  (I am running the latest SVN
>> head of ABCL)
> I've never really understood our TRULY-THE implementation, but this
> is as good a time as ever.
> Searching for the string "(currently)" doesn't seem to show that
> the error text is sourced anywhere within our source tree, so I
> would guess that something within the ASDF package you are attempting
> to load is doing something extra-ordinary.
> Any chance you can give a recipe for reproducing this?

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