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

Alessio Stalla alessiostalla at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 15:13:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Blake McBride <blake at mcbride.name> wrote:
> BTW:
> SBCL works
> CLISP fails with MACROLET error
> CMUCL works
> ECL works

To me it seems more like a Screamer error than an ASDF error. Probably
Screamer's code walker cannot handle some ABCL-specific


> 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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