[slime-devel] Re: Post 1.0 official release?

Helmut Eller e9626484 at stud3.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Feb 24 19:11:08 UTC 2005

Luke Gorrie <luke at synap.se> writes:

> Pointing out holes in the documentation would be useful.
> What do others think about making a 1.1? Helmut? Marco?

What was the release date again?  End of March?

Regarding documentation, I think we should add a few words about
multithreading, explain how dynamic variables work, and that SBCL
works differently.  A word about exotic characters would be nice too.
That CLISP is not interruptible on Windows is also worth to mention.

In the code are now quite a few places with more than 80 columns.  It
wouldn't hurt to clean that up. The new tracing code needs some
testing.  AFAICT, it doesn't work at all with OpenMCL.

Source locations with file-positions can cause problems if Emacs uses
a different encoding.  I don't see a simple fix for that.  Perhaps we
should document it and wait until somebody has time to think about it.

Some features that could be added are: some authentication and/or unix
sockets.  Perhaps some kind of REPL in the debugger.  But I'm not sure
if it is worth the trouble.

What versions should we support?
Emacs     >= 20
XEmacs    ? (21.4)
CMUCL     >= 18e
SBCL      >= 0.8.15
OpenMCL   ?
CLISP     >= 2.33
Lispworks >= 4.3
Allegro   >= 6.x
ABCL      ?

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