[armedbear-devel] asdf encodings and abcl

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Wed Apr 18 08:45:12 UTC 2012

On Apr 17, 2012, at 00:59 , Faré wrote:


> Also, in what package does new Symbol(charset) create a symbol?
> Is it a gensym, the current package (which is it?), keyword?
> For my purposes, I need a keyword, but conversion is easy;
> however, I need to know.
> (And yes, I'm too lazy
> to learn how to build my own abcl to test it at that time;
> thanks for armedly bearing with me.)

[SYS:AVAILABLE-ENCODINGS now returns symbols in the KEYWORD
package][r13918], which I think makes much more sense for everyone,
as it allows an easier comparison with something one would actually
pass as an :EXTERNAL-FORMAT.

[r13918] http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/changeset/13918

If one has the Java JDK and Ant installed, building ABCL should be
as simple as:

   cmd$ ant

from the ABCL root directory, but I understand that the time cost
is not negligible for busy developers, which is why I would like
to get more release engineering resources to push more ABCL maintenance

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

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