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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 1.1
46     * Numerous bugfixes:
47    
48     * Other changes:
49    
50     * Numerous improvements to the PCL implementation of CLOS:
51     - Gerd's PCL has been added, which fixes numerous bugs and ANSI/
52     AMOP non-compliances, and adds various new optimizations (also
53     see the CMU User Manual).
54 gerd 1.2 - PCL's class hierarchy has been changed to conform to AMOP, for
55     instance, GENERIC-FUNCTION is now a subclass of
56     STANDARD-OBJECT.
57 gerd 1.4 - ENSURE-CLASS-USING-CLASS's argument list has been changed
58     to conform to AMOP.
59 gerd 1.5 - COMPUTE-EFFECTIVE-SLOT-DEFINITION now takes a slot name as
60     argument, for AMOP compliance.
61 gerd 1.1
62     * Improvements to Hemlock, the Emacs-like editor:
63    
64     * Changes to rebuilding procedure:
65    
66     * Deprecated features:
67    
68    
69     This release is not binary compatible with code compiled using CMUCL
70     18e; you will need to recompile FASL files.
71    
72     See <URL:http://www.cons.org/cmucl/> for download information,
73     guidelines on reporting bugs, and mailing list details.
74    
75    
76     We hope you enjoy using this release of CMUCL!
77    

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