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revision 1.15 by ram, Mon Feb 14 23:16:39 1994 UTC revision 1.16 by ram, Fri Mar 11 14:25:22 1994 UTC
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1              Release notes for CMU Common Lisp 17e, 19 September 93              Release notes for CMU Common Lisp 17e, 19 September 93
2    
3  17e is primarily a bug-fix release.  This release also supports  17e is primarily a bug-fix release.  This release is also available on
4  Hewlett-Packard 700-series workstations running HP-UX version 9.x.  Hewlett-Packard 700-series workstations running HP/UX version 9.x.
5    The main missing feature on HP/UX is LOAD-FOREIGN.
6    
7    
8  BASIC COMMON LISP SUPPORT CODE:  BASIC COMMON LISP SUPPORT CODE:
# Line 30  Enhancements: Line 31  Enhancements:
31      supply NIL for the package, meaning all packages.      supply NIL for the package, meaning all packages.
32    
33  Bug fixes:  Bug fixes:
34     -- In SIGNAL, bind *break-on-signals* to NIL even before doing the type test
35        so that we don't wedge the error system if the type is malformed or
36        undefined.
37   -- Fix arg ordering for GETF in new condition support.  Default the name   -- Fix arg ordering for GETF in new condition support.  Default the name
38      slot in DEFMACRO-LAMBDA-LIST-BIND-ERRORS to NIL (instead of leaving it      slot in DEFMACRO-LAMBDA-LIST-BIND-ERRORS to NIL (instead of leaving it
39      unbound.)      unbound.)
# Line 56  CLOS (PCL): Line 60  CLOS (PCL):
60   -- Fix some problems with the LISP:CLASS class-precedence-list suddenly   -- Fix some problems with the LISP:CLASS class-precedence-list suddenly
61      becoming empty when a class is redefined.      becoming empty when a class is redefined.
62   -- Fixed SIMPLE-STRING to list STRING in the inherits list.   -- Fixed SIMPLE-STRING to list STRING in the inherits list.
63     -- Fix to update-instance-for-different-class.
64    
65    
66  COMPILER:  COMPILER:
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75      interpreted code.      interpreted code.
76    
77  Bug fixes:  Bug fixes:
78     -- Allow stream arg to compile-file.
79     -- Changed assert-definition-type to quietly ignore non function-types.
80     -- Allow stream arg to compile-file.
81     -- Deleted incorrect type declaration in process-1-ftype-proclamation.
82        Deleted test for function-type-p around call to assert-definition-type,
83        since this is now folded into the function.  Previously several calls
84        weren't doing this necessary check.
85   -- Fix a problem where spurious argument types could be inferred for optional   -- Fix a problem where spurious argument types could be inferred for optional
86      arguments in byte-compiled code (caused yes-or-no-p to fail.)      arguments in byte-compiled code (caused yes-or-no-p to fail.)
87   -- Fixed an internal error related to tail local calls.   -- Fixed an internal error related to tail local calls.
# Line 96  Misc extensions: Line 108  Misc extensions:
108      Fixed PROFILE:REPORT-TIME to not choke if any of the function names are      Fixed PROFILE:REPORT-TIME to not choke if any of the function names are
109      not symbols (e.g. setf functions).      not symbols (e.g. setf functions).
110    
111    [NOTE: Motif server doesn't work on HP yet.]
112  Motif interface:  Motif interface:
113   -- Added an optional STYLE arg to the graphical inspector to make the   -- Added an optional STYLE arg to the graphical inspector to make the
114      function consistent with its doc string (as well as the old inspector).      function consistent with its doc string (as well as the old inspector).
# Line 103  Motif interface: Line 116  Motif interface:
116      intelligible error message.      intelligible error message.
117   -- Added some extra protection against recursive invocation of the windowing   -- Added some extra protection against recursive invocation of the windowing
118      debugger.      debugger.
119     -- Don't try to invoke motif debugger if we didn't succeed in opening a
120        connection.
121     -- Print warning in status hook when server dies.
122     -- Made server fflush after all output so that we see output when it is run
123        on a pipe.
124    
125  Hemlock:  Hemlock:
126   -- Add window-buffer-hook for echo area buffer to make absolutely sure we   -- Add window-buffer-hook for echo area buffer to make absolutely sure we

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