[asdf-devel] Make the CL syntax predictable

Dave Cooper david.cooper at genworks.com
Thu Mar 27 17:33:25 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.net>
> wrote:
> > Zach Beane wrote:
> >> Faré <fahree at gmail.com> writes:
> >>
> >>> femlisp raises an interesting issue: it has (setq
> >>> *READ-DEFAULT-FLOAT-FORMAT* 'double-float) in setup.lisp

Gendl also sets *read-default-float-format* to 'double-float, and expects
it to be set that way for compiling any Gendl/GDL application code (all the
internal operations for points, vectors, transforms, etc are expected to
deal in double-floats).

That is the only non-ANSI-compliant thing in Gendl, as far as I know.

If there is a reasonable way to back out of this to make Gendl 100% ANSI
compliant, I'd be interested to look into it. But the current situation is
that users expect double-float to be the default when working with Gendl.

My Best,

Dave Cooper, Genworks Support
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