[slime-devel] *BUFFER-OFFSET* problem on SBCL

Christian Lynbech christian at defun.dk
Thu Mar 5 12:30:09 UTC 2009

The newly introduced *BUFFER-OFFSET* is not defined on SBCL.

The problem is that swank-sbcl contains this:

        (defvar *buffer-offset*)

but it must look like this

        (defvar *buffer-offset* nil)

to actually introduce a variable.

It is a little unclear to me exactly when the problem manifests
itself. I have sofar only seen it in combination with compilation of
systems in which a file had a superflous parenthesis.

Christian Lynbech       | christian #\@ defun #\. dk
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