[Ecls-list] CVS back to normality
Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
worm at arrakis.es
Tue Sep 17 08:20:05 UTC 2002
I solved the problems I caused because of uploading only a subset of the
files, and which arised because of a bad synchronization between my laptop
and the desktop computer.
Ok, after the excuses, a summary of what is new in the CVS tree.
* Errors fixed:
- The arguments of GENSYM should not be remembered by ECLS. The
current behaviour was wrong:
> (gensym "F")
* System design:
- Most symbols belonging to the LISP package and to the C core, are
kept in a single array, "cl_symbols". The translator "dpp" and the
routine SI::MANGLE-NAME, output the right name for any symbol
which is in this array. This saves up to 20k in diferent platforms,
speeds up initialization...
* Visible changes and ANSI compatibility:
- ECL now uses a hashtable to store objects when *PRINT-CIRCLE* is
on. This hashtable is not cleared when calling PRINT-OBJECT, so
that circularities are also detected inside these methods.
- *PRINT-CIRCLE* defaults to NIL.
* Known bugs:
- The old mark&sweep garbage collector works no more. I long ago forgot
to try building ECL with this garbage collector (i.e. with the
--disable-boehm at configuration time), and right now it is loosing
data somewhere. The code for this GC is extremely ugly and until I
find time to find the leak, ECL can only be built with Boehm-Weiser
GC (i.e. --disable-boehm is disabled :-)
It would be nice if people reading this list tried to compile ECL as it is. If
I do not receive any negative feedback, I will be releasing a new package in
one or two days.
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