[mcclim-devel] Unsupported implementations
richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk
Mon Aug 13 20:53:54 UTC 2012
Out of interest (I have no particular application for this) I tried
installing McCLIM with ECL just now using QuickLisp and got nowhere.
The mcclim.asd has a defsystem form, :clim-lisp, which adds a file
component depending on the implementation. However, it has no
fall-back for unsupported implementations meaning that the error I get
if I try to compile with ECL is "Too few arguments supplied to a macro
or a destructuring-bind form" where "unsupported implementation" would
I tried adding a fall-back to that defsystem just to see what would
(;; First possible patches
((:file #+cmu "fix-cmu"
#| other |# "fix-nil")))
(:file "package" :depends-on ("Lisp-Dep" "patch"))))
fix-nil.lisp was just an empty file. It compiled a little bit but
eventually failed saying "Cannot find symbol
"FUNDAMENTAL-BINARY-INPUT-STREAM" in package #<"CLIM-LISP"
package>". But that's not really the point.
I don't know what is the idiomatic way of making a system fail based
on implementation, but it might be good to do something like that in
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