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1 rtoy 1.2 ========================== C M U C L 19 b =============================
2 rtoy 1.1
3     [--- WORK IN PROGRESS --- DO NOT DISTRIBUTE ---]
4    
5 rtoy 1.2 The CMUCL project is pleased to announce the release of CMUCL 19b.
6 rtoy 1.1 This is a major release which contains numerous enhancements and
7 rtoy 1.2 bugfixes from the 19a release.
8 rtoy 1.1
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 rtoy 1.3 - Added a much faster and much less consy bignum printer and a
23     faster bignum reader.
24     - Extended REQUIRE to support *MODULE-PROVIDER-FUNCTIONS* from
25     SBCL.
26     - NetBSD supported
27 rtoy 1.2 - SIMPLE-STREAM fixes:
28     o READ-SEQUENCE and WRITE-SEQUENCE for
29     signed-byte/unsigned-byte 8 streams.
30     o Memory-mapped file streams.
31 rtoy 1.4 - Large file support for Solaris, so CMUCL can handle files
32     larger than 2GB.
33 rtoy 1.1
34     * Numerous ANSI compliance fixes:
35 rtoy 1.3 - FILE-AUTHOR should signal errors appropriately.
36 rtoy 1.1 - CMUCL was computing the wrong value for some special functions
37     when the argument was on the branch cut for the function.
38     - MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND accepts &REST and friends in the var list.
39     - When constructing logical pathnames, all components will be
40     automatically upcased. Needed for print/read consistency, and
41     fixes an issue with ASDF and logical pathnames.
42    
43     * Numerous bugfixes:
44 rtoy 1.3 - FFLOOR and friends preserve the sign of the arg, so -0.0 is
45     returned for negative args.
46     - EXPT sometimes returne NaN instead of 1 when the power was 0.
47 rtoy 1.4 - Weak pointers don't have O(n^2) GC behavior anymore.
48 rtoy 1.3
49 rtoy 1.1 * Other changes:
50    
51     * Numerous improvements to the PCL implementation of CLOS:
52    
53     * Improvements to Hemlock, the Emacs-like editor:
54    
55     * Changes to rebuilding procedure:
56    
57     * Deprecated features:
58    
59     This release is not binary compatible with code compiled using CMUCL
60     19a; you will need to recompile FASL files.
61    
62     See <URL:http://www.cons.org/cmucl/> for download information,
63     guidelines on reporting bugs, and mailing list details.
64    
65    
66     We hope you enjoy using this release of CMUCL!
67    

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