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1 gerd 1.1 ========================== C M U C L 18 e =============================
2    
3     [--- WORK IN PROGRESS --- DO NOT DISTRIBUTE ---]
4    
5     The CMUCL project is pleased to announce the release of CMUCL 19a.
6     This is a major release which contains numerous enhancements and
7     bugfixes from the 18e release.
8    
9     CMUCL is a free, high performance implementation of the Common Lisp
10     programming language which runs on most major Unix platforms. It
11     mainly conforms to the ANSI Common Lisp standard. CMUCL provides a
12     sophisticated native code compiler; a powerful foreign function
13     interface; an implementation of CLOS, the Common Lisp Object System,
14     which includes multimethods and a metaobject protocol; a source-level
15     debugger and code profiler; and an Emacs-like editor implemented in
16     Common Lisp. CMUCL is maintained by a team of volunteers collaborating
17     over the Internet, and is mostly in the public domain.
18    
19     New in this release:
20    
21     * Feature enhancements:
22     - Stack overflow checking added for FreeBSD/x86 and Linux/x86.
23     - LISP:FIND-CLASS and LISP:CLASS-OF now return CLOS classes. The
24     symbols LISP:STARDARD-CLASS, LISP:BUILT-IN-CLASS, and
25 gerd 1.3 LISP:STRUCTURE-CLASS name CLOS classes. It is no longer
26 gerd 1.1 necessary to SHADOWING-IMPORT these from PCL when doing MOP
27     programming, and it fixes some non-compliances as well.
28 gerd 1.2 - Weak hash tables have been added for x86 systems.
29 gerd 1.4 - Local functions are now named (FLET <name> ...) or
30     (LABELS <name> ...).
31 gerd 1.1
32     * Numerous ANSI compliance fixes:
33 gerd 1.5 - Many bugs in CMUCL's type system detected by Paul Dietz'
34     ANSI test suite have been fixed.
35     - Non-keyword keyword names in lambda lists are now accepted.
36 gerd 1.6 - Condition slot initialization fixed for the case that two
37     or more slots have the same :INITARG.
38 gerd 1.7 - Initforms are now evaluated once only during condition slot
39     initialization.
40     - USE-VALUE, STORE-VALUE, CONTINUE behavior corrected in presence
41     of multiple restarts having the same name.
42     - RESTART-CASE's interaction with local macros fixed.
43     - Interaction of COMPUTE-RESTARTS and RESTART-CASE fixed in
44     presence of multiple restarts having the same name.
45 gerd 1.8 - Condition slot readers/writers are generic functions.
46 gerd 1.9 - &WHOLE, &REST, &BODY in macro lambda lists can be followed
47     by destructuring patterns. The previous behavior of &BODY
48     when followed by (<body> <declarations> <doc>) is available
49     through the new lambda-list keyword EXT:&PARSE-BODY.
50 gerd 1.10 - ELT now signals an error in safe code when used on lists
51     with an out-of-bounds index.
52     - Accessing arrays in compiled code with out-of-bounds indices
53     now signals a TYPE-ERROR.
54 gerd 1.11 - DECLARE no longer being a special operator.
55 gerd 1.16 - DEFINE-CONDITION accepts slot option :DOCUMENTATION.
56 gerd 1.1
57     * Numerous bugfixes:
58 gerd 1.12 - NSET-EXCLUSIVE-OR returns the same results as SET-EXCLUSIVE-OR
59     wrt to duplicate elements.
60 gerd 1.11 - Forms like (MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND 'LIST) no longer trapping
61     an internal compiler error when compiled.
62 gerd 1.16 - PARSE-INTEGER signaling PARSE-ERROR.
63     - Compiler eliminating some type checks in safe code.
64 gerd 1.1
65     * Other changes:
66    
67     * Numerous improvements to the PCL implementation of CLOS:
68     - Gerd's PCL has been added, which fixes numerous bugs and ANSI/
69     AMOP non-compliances, and adds various new optimizations (also
70     see the CMU User Manual).
71 gerd 1.2 - PCL's class hierarchy has been changed to conform to AMOP, for
72     instance, GENERIC-FUNCTION is now a subclass of
73     STANDARD-OBJECT.
74 gerd 1.4 - ENSURE-CLASS-USING-CLASS's argument list has been changed
75     to conform to AMOP.
76 gerd 1.5 - COMPUTE-EFFECTIVE-SLOT-DEFINITION now takes a slot name as
77     argument, for AMOP compliance.
78 gerd 1.9 - SUBTYPEP works in presence of forward-referenced classes.
79 gerd 1.13 - Accessing slots of specialized parameters in (SETF
80     SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS) methods works.
81 gerd 1.14 - DIRECT-SLOT-DEFINITION-CLASS and EFFECTIVE-SLOT-DEFINITION-CLASS
82     AMOP compliant.
83 gerd 1.15 - ALLOCATE-INSTANCE working with structures defined with DEFSTRUCT.
84 gerd 1.1
85     * Improvements to Hemlock, the Emacs-like editor:
86    
87     * Changes to rebuilding procedure:
88    
89     * Deprecated features:
90    
91    
92     This release is not binary compatible with code compiled using CMUCL
93     18e; you will need to recompile FASL files.
94    
95     See <URL:http://www.cons.org/cmucl/> for download information,
96     guidelines on reporting bugs, and mailing list details.
97    
98    
99     We hope you enjoy using this release of CMUCL!
100    

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