Written by jjgarcia on 2009-04
This release is the first one with a new design of ECL, which includes changes in the way streams are implemented, support for full Unicode character set, safety against interrupts and serious performance improvements.
- Threads and Unicode currently do not work in the Windows port.
Please read the changelog http://common-lisp.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/ecl/src/CHANGELOG?root=ecl&view=markup to get a feeling of the many fixes and improvements.
In particular I want to remark the new module, BYTECMP, which implements bytecodes compilations. By configuring this module as a built-in part of ECL (--with-bytecmp=builtin) you will be able to ship ECL to places that lack a C compiler, while still being able to use COMPILE and COMPILE-FILE.
Further information and links to the download mirrors, at http://ecls.sourceforge.net