[armedbear-devel] lisp source files encoding

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Sun Oct 21 16:57:21 UTC 2012

On 10/21/12 4:06 PM, Anton Vodonosov wrote:
> Hello.
> Starting from ASDF 2.21 it is possible to specify lisp source files encoding
> in defsystem (see asdf manual: http://common-lisp.net/project/asdf/asdf.html#Miscellaneous-additional-functionality).
> ABCL now comes with ASDF 2.25.
> But still encoding specification doesn't work on ABCL.
> See this log for example: https://cl-test-grid.appspot.com/blob?key=564037
> The system being compiled specifies :encoding :ut8 in its defsystem,
> and we saw the encoding specification working - it fixed compiilation on SBCL.
> But on ABCL it still fails.
> Does anyone have idea why so? Is it because of the way ASDF is integrated
> into ABCL? Or ABCL just doesn't support utf-8 lisp files at all?

We shouldn't have a problem loading UTF-8 source files at all.

Filed as ticket [#255][] to track resolution.

[#255]: http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/ticket/255


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