[armedbear-devel] Bugs

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Wed Oct 23 12:23:37 UTC 2013

On Oct 22, 2013, at 20:26, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:

> Testing ASDF found several bugs in ABCL.
> cd ~/cl/asdf/
> abcl --noinform --eval
> '(or`#.(load(string`|test/script-support.lisp|)`:verbose():print())#.(asdf-test::exit-lisp`0))'
> Failed to require  LOOP because 'Illegal function object: (bqv).'
> Maximum error depth exceeded (11 nested errors) with 'Illegal function
> object: (bqv).'.
> abcl --noinform --eval
> "(or'#.(load(string'|test/script-support.lisp|):verbose():print())#.(asdf-test::exit-lisp'0))"
> So your backquote parser is broken somehow.

I have confirmed this bug on my end.  

I would file a ticket for this, but we are in the process of moving abcl.org to another machine with better connectivity, so am trying to get that finished (famous last words: “next day or two”) before updating state that will need to be resynced.

> Also, upgrading from ASDF 2.25 or 2.26 used to work, but not anymore.
> Now 2.27 is needed (as configured in header.lisp, and tested with make
> u l=abcl ASDF_UPGRADE_TEST_TAGS=2.25).

     make u l=abcl ASDF_UPGRADE_TEST_TAGS=2.25 

works for me with an ASDF at git version 

commit 10fa87ab70d7db14b45ad822558382fe3dad4540
Author: Francois-Rene Rideau <tunes at google.com>
Date:   Tue Oct 22 23:43:42 2013 -0400

    Debian release for 3.0.3
    (Also, slight update to web page.)

on ABCL of  

How can we narrow the possibilities for why it works for me, but not for you?

> Finally, there are many instances of abcl in #+ or #- in the test/
> directory, including two new ones in test-bundle on Mac (which is a
> regression from abcl 1.1.0) and in test-stamp-propagation (which is a
> new test, and a bug shared with XCL).

That’s an implicit invitation for help quashing bugs, right?  Probably I do not have the cycles to help for your impending release, but will throw it on my TODO stack.


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