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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 emarsden 1.21 symbols LISP:STANDARD-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 1.17 - Compiler checking control string and number of args to FORMAT.
32 gerd 1.27 - TRACE automatically using encapsulation when function-end
33     breakpoints cannot be used.
34 gerd 1.1
35     * Numerous ANSI compliance fixes:
36 gerd 1.5 - Many bugs in CMUCL's type system detected by Paul Dietz'
37     ANSI test suite have been fixed.
38     - Non-keyword keyword names in lambda lists are now accepted.
39 gerd 1.6 - Condition slot initialization fixed for the case that two
40     or more slots have the same :INITARG.
41 gerd 1.7 - Initforms are now evaluated once only during condition slot
42     initialization.
43     - USE-VALUE, STORE-VALUE, CONTINUE behavior corrected in presence
44     of multiple restarts having the same name.
45     - RESTART-CASE's interaction with local macros fixed.
46     - Interaction of COMPUTE-RESTARTS and RESTART-CASE fixed in
47     presence of multiple restarts having the same name.
48 gerd 1.8 - Condition slot readers/writers are generic functions.
49 gerd 1.9 - &WHOLE, &REST, &BODY in macro lambda lists can be followed
50     by destructuring patterns. The previous behavior of &BODY
51     when followed by (<body> <declarations> <doc>) is available
52     through the new lambda-list keyword EXT:&PARSE-BODY.
53 gerd 1.10 - ELT now signals an error in safe code when used on lists
54     with an out-of-bounds index.
55     - Accessing arrays in compiled code with out-of-bounds indices
56     now signals a TYPE-ERROR.
57 gerd 1.11 - DECLARE no longer being a special operator.
58 gerd 1.16 - DEFINE-CONDITION accepts slot option :DOCUMENTATION.
59 gerd 1.18 - Behavior of (... &KEY &ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS) fixed for
60     DESTRUCTURING-BIND and macros.
61 gerd 1.19 - Stricter checking of keyword argument list in CLOS methods.
62 gerd 1.20 - &ENVIRONMENT variable bound bound before other vars, regardless
63     of where it appears in a lambda-list.
64 gerd 1.22 - VALUES types no longer accepting &KEY or &ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS.
65     - THE conforming to ANSI.
66 gerd 1.24 - SLOT-EXISTS-P can be used with conditions.
67 gerd 1.1
68     * Numerous bugfixes:
69 gerd 1.12 - NSET-EXCLUSIVE-OR returns the same results as SET-EXCLUSIVE-OR
70     wrt to duplicate elements.
71 gerd 1.11 - Forms like (MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND 'LIST) no longer trapping
72     an internal compiler error when compiled.
73 gerd 1.16 - PARSE-INTEGER signaling PARSE-ERROR.
74     - Compiler eliminating some type checks in safe code.
75 gerd 1.1
76     * Other changes:
77 emarsden 1.21 - Removed obsolete alias from MAKE-VECTOR to MAKE-ARRAY
78 gerd 1.1
79     * Numerous improvements to the PCL implementation of CLOS:
80     - Gerd's PCL has been added, which fixes numerous bugs and ANSI/
81     AMOP non-compliances, and adds various new optimizations (also
82     see the CMU User Manual).
83 gerd 1.2 - PCL's class hierarchy has been changed to conform to AMOP, for
84     instance, GENERIC-FUNCTION is now a subclass of
85     STANDARD-OBJECT.
86 gerd 1.4 - ENSURE-CLASS-USING-CLASS's argument list has been changed
87     to conform to AMOP.
88 gerd 1.5 - COMPUTE-EFFECTIVE-SLOT-DEFINITION now takes a slot name as
89     argument, for AMOP compliance.
90 gerd 1.9 - SUBTYPEP works in presence of forward-referenced classes.
91 gerd 1.13 - Accessing slots of specialized parameters in (SETF
92     SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS) methods works.
93 gerd 1.14 - DIRECT-SLOT-DEFINITION-CLASS and EFFECTIVE-SLOT-DEFINITION-CLASS
94     AMOP compliant.
95 gerd 1.15 - ALLOCATE-INSTANCE working with structures defined with DEFSTRUCT.
96 gerd 1.23 - With (DEFGENERIC FOO (&REST X &KEY)) (DEFMETHOD FOO (&REST X) X),
97     (FOO 1) now signals an error.
98 gerd 1.1
99     * Improvements to Hemlock, the Emacs-like editor:
100    
101     * Changes to rebuilding procedure:
102    
103     * Deprecated features:
104    
105    
106     This release is not binary compatible with code compiled using CMUCL
107     18e; you will need to recompile FASL files.
108    
109     See <URL:http://www.cons.org/cmucl/> for download information,
110     guidelines on reporting bugs, and mailing list details.
111    
112    
113     We hope you enjoy using this release of CMUCL!
114    

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