[slime-devel] Today's Daily ChangeLog diff

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Thu May 10 07:04:14 UTC 2012

* Nikodemus Siivola [2012-05-10 06:14] writes:

> On 7 May 2012 08:45, Helmut Eller <heller at common-lisp.net> wrote:
>>> Without digging deeper, it seems to me that there is an outer deadline from
>>> another WITH-DEADLINE. In the old version you're using :OVERRIDE,
>>> which means
>>> that even if you specify a longer wait, you get what you ask for.
>>> In the new version the outer WITH-DEADLINE specifies a shorter wait
>>> than the :TIMEOUT you request, and that happens -- and a
>>> deadline-timeout is signalled, etc.
>> Is WITH-DEADLINE part of the official API?  Seriously?
> If you mean "am I really supposed to wrap WITH-DEADLINE around
> CONDITION-WAIT calls", not generally.

I meant more "is it possible to write reliable programs with such an

> In this case however, something else, probably the :AROUND method on
> STREAM-FORCE-OUTPUT, has provided a tighter deadline. In such case the
> system obeys the global deadline. Sticking a longer deadline into
> S-F-E :AROUND would achieve the same result from practical POV.

Apparently not.


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