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changes in sbcl-1.0.58 relative to sbcl-1.0.57:
* enhancement: implicit generic function warnings now specify the package
in which the new generic function is being created.
* enhancement: SB-EXT:ATOMIC-UPDATE makes it easy to perform non-destructive
updates of CAS-able places (similar to Clojure's swap!).
* enhancement: run-program no longer decodes and re-encodes environment when
:environment argument is not provided. (lp#985904)
* enhancement: errors during compiler-macro expansion no longer cause
runtime errors, only a compile-time warning, otherwise behaving as if
the compiler macro had declined to expand.
* optimization: On x86-64, code alignment of block headers is done with
multi-byte NOPs now instead of repetitions of the single-byte NOP.
* optimization: MAP-INTO is substantially faster when the target sequence is
of unknown type; mapping into lists is no longer O(N^2). (thanks to James
M. Lawrence)
* optimization: the compiler no longer heap-conses to check exits in cases
where the exit function is dynamic extent, or when it can prove the exit
function cannot escape.
* optimization: SB-SEQUENCE:DOSEQUENCE is faster on vectors of unknown
element type, and vectors that aren't SIMPLE-ARRAYs.
* optimization: CL:SORT and CL:STABLE-SORT are more efficient in execution
speed (around 1/3 the time in some cases), and a little better in terms of
comparison calls. (Thanks to Takeru Ohta)
* bug fix: On SPARC, a limitation on the number of code constants emittable
by the compiler has been lifted, allowing certain long functions to
compiled and assembled which had previously been unsupported; fixes
cl-bench on this ISA (lp#1008996).
* bug fix: potential for infinite recursion during compilation of CLOS slot
typechecks when dependency graph had loops. (lp#1001799)
* bug fix: error forms reported with some program-errors were not escaped
* bug fix: functions from EVAL are now on more equal footing with functions
from COMPILE. (lp#1000783, lp#851170, lp#922408)
* bug fix: ENSURE-GENERIC-METHOD-COMBINATION accepts method combination
objects as its :METHOD-COMBINATION argument, not just lists designating
method combinations. (lp#936513)
* bug fix: run-program no longer unconditionally uses /tmp/ for temporary
files. (lp#968837).
* bug fix: restore build on solaris/sparc. (lp#1008506)
* bug fix: an issue with LDB in the PowerPC backend has been resolved;
this fixes an issue found with cl-postgres (thanks to Tomas Hlavaty).
* bug fix: compiler-macro lambda-lists specifying non-keyword symbols
as keyword arguments no longer accidentally match unevaluated symbols
against them.
* bug fix: FORMAT used to loop infinitely in some cases when a COLINC
parameter was zero, now it signals an error. (lp#905817, fixed since
* bug fix: run-program with :pty t no longer makes the pty as the process's
controling terminal.
changes in sbcl-1.0.57 relative to sbcl-1.0.56:
* RANDOM enhancements and bug fixes:
** bug fix: the range and distribution of random integers could be
catastrophically wrong when the compiler derived the type of its
argument as a disjoint set of small integers.
** bug fix: the distribution of random integers is now completely
uniform even when the specified limit is not a power of two.
(Previously some values could be about 0.1 % more probable than
others in the worst case.) (lp#309467)
** RANDOM on large integer arguments is generally faster and conses
less than before; this is visible for fixnums above a length of
about 24 bits, but extremely so for bignums: the old implementation
used time and space quadratical in the size of the argument there,
the new one is linear.
* enhancement: redesigned protocol for quitting SBCL. SB-EXT:EXIT is the new
main entry point, SB-EXT:QUIT is deprecated.
* enhancement: additions to the SB-THREAD API: RETURN-FROM-THREAD,
* enhancement: FASL loading no longer grabs the world-lock.
* enhancement: GENCGC reclaims space more aggressively when objects being
allocated are a large fraction of the total available heap space.
* enhancement: backtraces show the correct number of arguments for frames
called with too many arguments.
* enhancement: support for abort(3), exit(3), and _exit(2) has been added to
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated 2.21.
* optimization: fewer uses of full calls to signed modular functions.
* optimization: typechecking alien values is typically 5 x faster.
are 20% faster.
* bug fix: file compilation performance issues when dumping subtypes
of CHARACTER (lp#994487)
* bug fix: fixed disassembly of some SSE instructions on x86-64.
* bug fix: SB-SIMPLE-STREAMS signals an error for bogus :CLASS arguments in
OPEN. (lp#969352, thanks to Kambiz Darabi)
* bug fix: CASE normal-clauses do not allow T and OTHERWISE as keys.
* bug fix: (SETF (FIND-CLASS X) NIL) removed proper name of the underlying
classoid even if X was not the proper name of the class. (lp#941102)
* bug fix: declaration leakage between lexical environments due to careless
use of NCONC in MAKE-LEXENV. (lp#924276)
* bug fix: ENSURE-DIRECTORIES-EXIST now works when
*default-pathname-defaults* contains NAME or TYPE components.
* bug fix: PPRINT couldn't print improper lists with CARs being some symbols
from CL package, e.g. (loop . 10).
* bug fix: run-program with existent or non-existent files for :output or
:input when :if-output-exists or :if-input-does-not-exist are NIL properly
returns NIL instead of signalling an obscure error.
* bug fix: fix miscompilation of some logand forms with large constant
arguments. (lp#974406)
* bug fix: account for funcallable-instance objects properly in ROOM.
* bug fix: incorrect octets reported for c-string decoding errors.
* bug fix: miscompilation of LDB on the PowerPC platform. (thanks to Bruce
* bug fix: better input error reporting for COMPILE-FILE. (lp#493380)
* bug fix: default size of non-nursery generations has been shrunk on GENCGC,
allowing faster release of memory back to the OS. (lp#991293)
* bug fix: WITH-DEADLINE (:SECONDS NIL :OVERRIDE T) now drops any
existing deadline for the dynamic scope of its body.
* bug fix: compiler-internal interval arithmetic needed to be more
conservative about open intervals when operated on by monotonic but not
strictly-monotonic functions. (lp#975528)
* bug fix: copy-tree caused stack exhaustion on long linear lists, and now
it's also slightly faster. (lp#998926)
* bug fix: better error messages for malformed declarations.
* bug fix: define-condition didn't return the name of the defined condition.
* documentation:
** improved docstrings: REPLACE (lp#965592)
changes in sbcl-1.0.56 relative to sbcl-1.0.55:
* bug fix: fix copy-structure. When copying from stack to heap, garbage
could end up in the heap making GC unhappy.
(Thanks to James Knight, lp#911027)
* enhancements
** SBCL can now be built using Clang.
** ASDF has been updated 2.20.
* bug fix: compiler errors when weakening hairy integer types. (lp#913232)
* bug fix: don't complain about a too-hairy lexical environment for inlining
when the function has never been requested for inlining. (lp#963530)
changes in sbcl-1.0.55 relative to sbcl-1.0.54:
* enhancements to building SBCL using
** --fancy can be specified to enable all supported feature enhancements.
** --with-<feature> and --without-<feature> can be used to specify
which features to build with.
** --arch option can be used to specify the architecture to build for.
(Mainly useful for building 32-bit SBCL's on x86-64 hosts, not
full-blows cross-compilation.)
* enhancement: extended package prefix syntax <pkgname>::<form-in-package>
which allows specifying name of the default interning package for the
whole form.
* enhancement: when *READ-EVAL* is true, arrays with element type other than
T can be printed readably using #.-based syntax. (Thanks to Robert Brown)
* enhancement: MAKE-ALIEN signals a storage-condition instead of returning a
null alien when malloc() fails. (lp#891268)
conditions can be conveniently accessed through function with the same
name, analogously to CONTINUE.
* enhancement: SB-EXT:*SUPPRESS-PRINT-ERRORS* can be used to suppress errors
from the printer by type, causing an error marker to be printed instead.
(Thanks to Attila Lendvai)
* enhancement: BACKTRACE and DESCRIBE now bind *PRINT-CIRCLE* to T, and
generally behave better when errors occur during printing.
* enhancement: the test runner now takes a --report-skipped-tests argument
to report the individual tests skipped as well as the number of skipped
* enhancement: undefined functions now appear in backtraces as ("undefined
function") instead of ("bogus stack frame") on x86oids.
* enhancement: detected deadlocks no longer cause stderr to be spammed, and
deadlock errors are reported in an easier-to-decipher manner.
* enhancement: DESCRIBE on type designators reports the expansion in more
* enhancement: SBCL now provides either an explicit :BIG-ENDIAN or
:LITTLE-ENDIAN in *FEATURES*, instead of :BIG-ENDIAN being implied by lack
of the :LITTLE-ENDIAN feature. (Thanks to Luís Oliveira, lp#901661)
* enhancement: better disassembly of segment-prefixes on x86 and other
instruction prefixes (e.g. LOCK) on x86 and x86-64.
* optimization: FIND and POSITION on bit-vectors are orders of magnitude
faster (assuming KEY and TEST are not used, or are sufficiently trivial.)
* optimization: SUBSEQ on vectors of unknown element type is substantially
faster. (lp#902537)
* optimization: specialized arrays with non-zero :INITIAL-ELEMENT can
be stack-allocated. (lp#902351)
* optimization: the compiler is smarter about representation selection for
floating point constants used in full calls.
* optimization: the compiler no longer refuses to coerce large fixnums to
single floats inline, except on x86 where this limitation is still
* optimization: truncation operations on integers with constant divisor
arguments 1 and -1 are optimized away.
* bug fix: deadlock detection could report the same deadlock twice, for
two different threads. Now a single deadlock is reported exactly once.
* bug fix: interval-arithmetic division during type derivation did not
account for signed zeros.
* bug fix: compiler error when typechecking a call to a function with
non-constant keyword arguments.
* bug fix: misoptimization of TRUNCATE causing erratic behaviour.
* bug fix: condition slot accessors no longer cause undefined function
style-warnings when used in the :REPORT clause of the DEFINE-CONDITION
form that defines them. (lp#896379)
* bug fix: DEFGENERIC warns about unsupported declarations, as specified
by ANSI. (lp#894202)
* bug fix: SUBTYPEP tests involving forward-referenced classes no longer
bogusly report NIL, T.
* bug fix: bogus style-warnings for DEFMETHOD forms that both declared some
required arguments ignored and performed assignments to others.
* bug fix: *EVALUATOR-MODE* :COMPILE treated (LET () ...) identically
to (LOCALLY ...) leading to internally inconsistent toplevel-formness.
* bug fix: non-toplevel DEFSTRUCT signaled a style warning for unknown type.
* bug fix: redefining a function whose previous definition contained an
unknown type no longer causes a style-warning. (lp#806243)
* bug fix: undefined functions now appear in backtraces as ("undefined
function") instead of ("bogus stack frame") on non-x86oids.
* bug fix: backtraces are no longer cut off at ("undefined function") when
called under certain circumstances (involving a caller-allocated stack
frame) on PPC.
* bug fix: RUN-PROGRAM leaked a file-descriptor per call on non-Windows
systems. (regression since 1.0.53)
* bug fix: GC deadlocks from dladdr() on certain platforms.
* bug fix: broken standard streams no longer automatically cause recursive
errors on debugger entry.
* bug fix: build ignored --dynamic-space-size=<size> argument to
(regression since 1.0.53)
* bug fix: attempts to stack allocate a required argument to a function with
an external entry point caused compiler-errors.
* bug fix: compiler notes for failed stack allocation for a function argument
no longer claim to be unable to stack allocate the function.
* bug fix: COERCE now signals a type-error on several coercions to
subtypes of CHARACTER that are forbidden according to ANSI. (lp#841312)
* bug fix: missing failure-to-stack-allocate compiler notes for some
forms of MAKE-ARRAY with dynamic-extent. (lp#902351)
* bug fix: some of the compile-time side-effects of DEFCLASS were not caught
by package locks.
* bug fix: Proper handling of --dynamic-space-size option on 32 bit platforms.
changes in sbcl-1.0.54 relative to sbcl-1.0.53:
* minor incompatible changes:
** RENAME-FILE on a symbolic links used to rename the linked-to file
instead of the link.
** DELETE-DIRECTORY on symbolic link to a directory used to delete the
directory, but now signal an error instead. Use TRUENAME to resolve the
pathname if you wish to delete the linked directory, and DELETE-FILE if
you wish to delete the
** The internal SB-THREAD::SPINLOCK API has been deprecated, and using
symbols associated with it will trigger a compile-time warning.
* thread-related enhancements:
(This work has been funded by the SBCL Threading 2011 IndieGoGo campaign.
Many thanks to generous donors!)
** Threading is now more reliable on non-Linux platforms. We still don't
consider threads on non-Linux platforms good enough to enable them by
default, but they're in a clearly better shape now.
** Deadlines supported now on all platforms.
** All blocking functions in the threading API now have a :TIMEOUT
** Semaphore notification objects have been added to SB-THREAD.
** SB-CONCURRENCY contrib now includes Allegro-style GATE objects.
** SB-EXT:COMPARE-AND-SWAP has been extended to support SLOT-VALUE,
** Users can now defined new places usable with SB-EXT:COMPARE-AND-SWAP
using an API anologous to defining new SETFable places.
* GC-related enhancements and bug fixes:
** --dynamic-space-size and --control-stack-size now understand Kb, Mb,
and Gb suffixes. Default is megabytes as before.
** on GENCGC targets, the default dynamic space size is now 512Mb for
32-bit systems, and 1Gb for 64-bit systems. (OpenBSD/x86-64 is the only
exception, defaulting to mere 444Mb to fit under default ulimits.) The
new defaults are in place to prevent hitting swap on low-end systems.
Use build-time option --dynamic-space-size to build an SBCL with
another default, or the runtime option to adjust the size at startup: a
good size is at most equal to the amount of physical memory the system
** on GENCGC targets, nursery and generation sizes now default to 5% of
dynamic-space size.
** on GENCGC targets, SB-KERNEL:MAKE-LISP-OBJ no longer categorically
refuses to create SIMPLE-FUN objects.
** on 64-bit GENCGC targets, setting the nursery size above 4Gb now works.
** on CHENEYGC targets, SB-KERNEL:MAKE-LISP-OBJ now does the same
validation of pointer objects as GENCGC does, instead of a
comparatively weak bounds-check against the heap spaces.
* SB-BSD-SOCKETS bug fixes:
** GET-PROTOCOL-BY-NAME had a significant memory leak.
** GET-HOST-BY-NAME and GET-HOST-BY-ADDRESS small amounts of memory on
systems with getaddrinfo().
** GET-HOST-BY-NAME and GET-HOST-BY-ADDRESS weren't thread or interrupt
safe outside systems with getaddrinfo().
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated 2.019.
* enhancement: special-case TCO prevention for functions which never return
extended to untrusted types, keeping one more frame's worth of debug
information around in many cases.
* enhancement: debug-names of anonymous and local function are more
descriptive. Affects backtraces and SB-SPROF results. (lp#805100)
* enhancement: on win32, ABS of complex floats guards better against
overflows. (lp#888410)
* enhancement: RUN-PROGRAM now distinguishes exec() failing from child
process exiting with code 1. (lp#676987)
* enhancement: convenience function SET-SBCL-SOURCE-LOCATION for informing
the system where on the filesystem the SBCL sources themselves are
located. (Thanks to Zach Beane)
* enhancement: the compiler is now able to derive tighter bounds for
floating point numbers in some cases. (Thanks to Lutz Euler, lp#894498)
* bug fix: on 64-bit targets, atomic-incf/aref does index computation
correctly, even on wide-fixnum builds. (lp#887220)
* bug fix: (DIRECTORY "foo/*/*.*") did not follow symlinks in foo/ that
resolved to directories.
* bug fix: type mismatch when assigning to lexical variables no longer
result in fasl-dumping internal type objects. (lp#890750)
* bug fix: type mismatch on (SETF AREF) and function return values no
longer result in fasl-dumping internal type objects.
* bug fix: With several combinations of argument types, for example (EXPT
<integer> <(complex double)>), EXPT now uses double-precision throughout
instead of partially calculating only to single-precision. (lp#741564;
thanks to Lutz Euler)
* bug fix: SYMBOL-VALUE-IN-THREAD is no longer able to construct bogus
objects when interrupted by GC on PPC.
changes in sbcl-1.0.53 relative to sbcl-1.0.52:
* enhancement: on 64-bit targets, in src/compiler/generic/early-vm.lisp,
the parameter n-fixnum-tag-bits may now vary from 1 (fixnum =
(signed-byte 63)) to 3 (fixnum = (signed-byte 61)) at build-time.
* enhancement: SB-EXT:WAIT-FOR allows waiting for arbitrary events.
* minor(?) incompatible(?) change: The default fixnum width on 64-bit
targets is now 63 bits (up from 61).
* enhancement: DESCRIBE now reports a lambda-list and source location
for complext setf-expanders.
GETF, LOGBITP, LDB, and MASK-FIELD now arrange for non-primary values
of multiple-valued places to be set to NIL, instead of signalling an
error (per a careful reading of CLHS
* bug fix: floating-point traps now work on darwin/x86 and /x86-64.
* bug fix: repair crash in x86oid darwin signal handling emulation
when built with certain compilers.
* bug fix: SB-ROTATE-BYTE misrotated to the right when using constant
rotation arguments on x86-64. (lp#882151)
* bug fix: low-level control flow optimisations could result in bogus
code in functions with tail and non-tail calls to local functions on
x86oids. (lp#883500)
* bug fix: on SPARC/:sb-unicode, avoid crashing the assembler by trying
to emit literal characters > (code-char 4095), for comparisons with
constant characters.
* bug fix: ROOM reported only the low 32 bits of dynamic space usage
on 64 bit platforms. (lp#881445)
* bug fix: DELETE-FILE did not MERGE-PATHNAMES, making it possible to
delete the wrong file when using relative pathnames. (lp#882877)
* bug fix: optimized SEARCH of vectors-on-vectors mishandled zero-length
sequences and :KEY NIL.
changes in sbcl-1.0.52 relative to sbcl-1.0.51:
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated to version 2.017.
* enhancement: the --core command line option now accepts binaries with
an embedded core.
* enhancement: when built with :sb-core-compression, core files (regular
or executable) can be compressed with zlib. Use the :COMPRESSION
argument to SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE to specify a compression level.
* enhancement: --[no-]merge-core-pages determines whether the runtime
hints the operating system that identical core pages between SBCL
processes should share the same physical memory. Default is to only
enable this for compressed cores.
* optimization: SLEEP no longer conses.
* optimization: *PRINT-PRETTY* no longer slows down printing of strings
or bit-vectors when using the standard pretty-print dispatch table.
* bug fix: non-function FTYPE declarations no longer cause a compiler-error.
* bug fix: compiler-errors causes by MEMBER types in conjunction with with
AREF, CHAR, etc. (lp#826971)
* bug fix: compiler-errors causes by integer arguments with composed of
multiple ranges to ARRAY-IN-BOUNDS-P. (lp#826970)
* bug fix: ,@ and ,. now signal a read-time error for certain non-list
expressions. (lp#770184)
* bug fix: complex single float literals are correctly aligned when used
as arguments of arithmetic operators.
* bug fix: on 32-bit platforms, rounding of double floats larger than a
fixnum is correct. (reported by Peter Keller)
* bug fix: stray FD-HANDLERs are no longer left lying around after unwinds
from RUN-PROGRAM. (lp#840190, reported by Dominic Pearson; fix from Max
* bug fix: redefining classes such that slots with custom allocation are
added or removed works again.
changes in sbcl-1.0.51 relative to sbcl-1.0.50:
* minor incompatible change: SB-BSD-SOCKET socket streams no longer
participate in SERVE-EVENT by default: pass :SERVE-EVENTS T to
* enhancement: added support for socket keepalive timeout intervals
and probe counts on Linux.
* enhancement: building 32-bit SBCL on Linux/x86-64 now works without a
chroot. (Use "SBCL_ARCH=x86 sh" to build.)
* enhancement: added new toplevel options --quit and --non-interactive
* enhancement: the Windows port of SBCL now builds and runs on Wine
(thanks to Anton Kovalenko).
* enhancement: more, and more correct, SSE instruction definitions on
x86-64 (thanks to Alexander Gavrilov).
* enhancement: SB-EXT:SPIN-LOOP-HINT assembles to an instruction designed
to help the processor execute spin loops, when applicable. Currently
implemented for x86 and x86-64.
* optimization: unsigned integer divisions by a constant are implemented
using multiplication (affects CEILING, FLOOR, TRUNCATE, MOD, and REM.)
* optimization: improved type-derivation for LOAD-TIME-VALUE.
* bug fix: correct RIP offset calculation in SSE comparison and shuffle
instructions. (lp#814688)
* bug fix: COERCE to unfinalized extended sequence classes now works.
(reported by Jan Moringen; lp#815155)
* bug fix: a compiler error during typecheck generation, reported by Eric
Marsden. (lp#816564)
* bug fix: obsolete instance protocol fires when shared slots are added
or removed.
* bug fix: fixed-format floating point printing with scaling factors.
* bug fix: using GCC >= 4.6 to build SBCL on x86 no longer breaks
backtraces. (lp#818460)
* bug fix: better backtraces for interrupted syscall frames on x86.
* bug fix: SSE comparison instructions can be disassembled even when one
operand is in memory. (lp#814702)
* bug fix: incomplete writes when not using SERVE-EVENTS. (lp#820599)
* bug fix: MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND + VALUES -> LET conversion could lose derived
type information associated with the VALUES form.
* bug fix: broken warnings/errors for type-errors involving LOAD-TIME-VALUE
forms. (lp#823014)
* bug fix: OPEN :IF-EXISTS :APPEND now returns correct FILE-POSITION before
first write (lp#561642).
* bug fix: compiled closures from EVAL could not be DESCRIBEd. (lp#824974)
* bug fix: bound propagation involving conversion of large bignums to
floats no longer signals a SIMPLE-TYPE-ERROR, reported by Lutz Euler.
* bug fix: &REST to &MORE conversion still works in unsafe call to known
functions; reported by Lutz Euler (lp#826459).
* bug fix: bogus deadlocks from interrupts and GCs. (lp#807475, regression
since 1.0.48)
changes in sbcl-1.0.50 relative to sbcl-1.0.49:
* enhancement: errors from FD handlers now provide a restart to remove
the offending handler.
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT:FIND-DEFINITION-SOURCE now works on structure
copiers as well.
* enhancement: location of user or system initialization file can now easily
be customized for saved cores. See: SB-EXT:*USERINIT-PATHNAME-FUNCTION*
* enhancement: SB-EXT:MAKE-THREAD accepts an argument list designator for
the thunk, as a keyword argument, :arguments.
* enhancement: constraint propagation is simplified (and sped up) when
* enhancement: SB-ALIEN exports alien type specifiers SIZE-T and OFF-T.
* enhancement: debugger understands &MORE arguments better.
* optimization: extracting bits of a single-float on x86-64 has been
optimized. (lp#555201)
* optimization: MAP and MAP-INTO are more efficient for non-simple vectors,
when (> SPEED SPACE).
* optimization: local call trampolines (x86 and x86-64) are emitted
* optimization: implicit value cells for dynamic-extent closed-over bindings
on x86 and x86-64 can hold unboxed values as well.
* meta-optimization: improved compilation speed, especially for large
functions. (lp#792363 and lp#394206)
* bug fix: bound derivation for floating point operations is now more
careful about rounding possibly closing open bounds. (lp#793771)
* bug fix: SB-POSIX:SYSCALL-ERROR's argument is now optional. (accidental
backwards incompatible change in
* bug fix: occasional debugger errors in when a type-error occured in a
function with dynamic-extent &rest list.
* bug fix: &optional and &key supplied-p arguments in DEFSTRUCT
boa-construtors can be used to initialized structure slots.
* bug fix: FMAKUNBOUND removes the MACRO-FUNCTION, should one exist.
(lp#795705, regression)
* bug fix: DIRECTORY works better on logical pathnames.
* bug fix: RUN-PROGRAM no longer fails spuriously when argument strings
are of the order of ARRAY-TOTAL-SIZE-LIMIT. (lp#787237)
* bug fix: the compiler no longer constant-folds NaNs in
* bug fix: FORMAT now handles floating point rounding correct, eg.
(format nil "~,1F" 0.01) => "0.0" instead of "0.01" as previously.
* bug fix: style warning during lambda-list introspection of generic
functions with both optional and key argments.
* bug fix: regalloc doesn't barf on unused TNs due to type-directed constant
folding. (lp#729765)
* bug fix: Fixed an off-by-one in MAP-ALLOCATED-OBJECTS that might have caused
infinite loops.
changes in sbcl-1.0.49 relative to sbcl-1.0.48:
* minor incompatible change: WITH-LOCKED-HASH-TABLE no longer disables
interrupts for its body.
* enhancement: source locations are now available for files loaded as
source, compile-time-too evaluation, and initialization files.
* enhancement: WITH-COMPILATION-UNIT :SOURCE-NAMESTRING allows providing
virtual source-file information, eg. overriding input-file of COMPILE-FILE
when a temporary file is used for compilation.
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated to version 2.015.3.
* enhancement: backtraces involving frames from the default evaluator are
more readable.
* enhancement: RUN-PROGRAM works with user-defined binary input and output
* enhancement: more informative compile-time warnings and runtime errors for
type-errors detected at compile-time.
* enhancement: deadlock detection for mutexes and spinlocks.
* enhancement: dynamic-extent for &rest lists stack allocate only their
spines, not their argumets. While portable code should not rely on this,
particularly in combination with inlining, it should make dynamic-extent
easier to use safely.
* enhancement: SB-POSIX improvements:
** WNOHANG and WUNTRACED are exported.
** SYSCALL-ERROR now also provides the name of the failing system call.
* enhancement: --script improvements:
** errors on standard input, output, and error streams are handled and
cause scripts to exit silently, making them easier to use in shell
** backtraces from scripts now go to standard error instead of the
terminal even if one is available.
** --script can be an argument, causing the script to be loaded from
standard input.
* enhancement: MAKE-ALIEN-STRING provides an easy way to transport lisp
strings to foreign memory.
* enhancement: (SETF GC-LOGFILE) allows logging garbage collections to
a file, making it easier to understand heap dynamics.
* optimization: using a &REST argument only in APPLY or VALUES-LIST calls
allows the compiler to automatically elide rest-list allocation so long as
the call sites are in functions that the compiler knows cannot escape.
* optimization: CALL-NEXT-METHOD using explicit arguments is faster,
especially in safe code when none of the required arguments have changed
their identities.
* bug fix: blocking reads from FIFOs created by RUN-PROGRAM were
uninterruptible, as well as blocking reads from socket streams created
with for which :SERVE-EVENTS NIL. (regression from
* bug fix: SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR now removes dispatch-macro character syntax
from the to-char if the from-char is not a dispatch-macro character.
* bug fix: references to undefined variables in function calls that are
optimized away now signal a runtime error. (lp#722734)
* bug fix: miscompilation of MULTIPLE-VALUE-CALL when asserting derived
types from a function defined in the same file. (regression from
* bug fix: TRULY-THE forms are now macroexpandable and setf-expandable.
* bug fix: spurious errors during QUIT when standard streams were closed.
changes in sbcl-1.0.48 relative to sbcl-1.0.47:
* incompatible change: SB!KERNEL:INSTANCE-LAMBDA, deprecated for over five
years, is now no longer supported.
* enhancement: read() and write() have been added to SB-POSIX.
* enhancement: types of DEFSTRUCT constructors are proclaimed more
accurately, allowing better typechecking of call-sites.
* enhancement: errors during compile-time-too processing (i.e. EVAL-WHEN)
are no longer caught. (reverted to pre 1.0.34 behaviour)
* optimization: slightly faster ISQRT. (lp#713343)
* bug fix: better support for Solaris /bin/sh in sh-based tests.
* bug fix: TRACE behaves better when attempting to trace undefined
functions. (lp#740717)
* bug fix: missed optimizations for (FUNCALL (LAMBDA ...) ...) in comparison
to (FUNCALL #'(LAMBDA ...) ...).
* bug fix: ((LAMBDA ...) ...) forms with invalid argument counts resulted in
a compile-time error. (lp#720382)
* bug fix: forms such as (FUNCALL (FUNCTION NAME OOPS) ...) were compiled
without complaints.
* bug fix: less verbose source forms for functions from EVAL. (lp#747485)
* bug fix: sense of SLOT-BOUNDP-USING-CLASS was inverted in a MAKE-INSTANCE
optimization. (regression from
* bug fix: package locks did not protects against compile-time side-effects
of DEFUN. (lp#675584)
* bug fix: --dynamic-space-size argument is validated more carefully.
* bug fix: memory fault from printing a malformed simple-condition.
* bug fix: redefining classes so that slot-definition classes change now
engages the obsolete instance protocol. (lp#766271)
* bug fix: constant improper lists could break source coverage recording.
* bug fix: compiling calls to eg. MEMBER with massive constant list arguments
could exhaust stack.
changes in sbcl-1.0.47 relative to sbcl-1.0.46:
* bug fix: fix mach port rights leaks in mach exception handling code on
darwin/x86 and /x86-64. (thanks to Willem Oudshoorn for motivation and the
initial patch)
* enhancement: --script muffles style-warnings and compiler notes. (lp#677779)
* enhancement: redefinition warnings for macros from different files. (lp#434657)
* enhancement: better MACHINE-VERSION on Darwin x86 and x86-64. (lp#668332)
* enhancement: (FORMAT "foo" ...) and similar signal a compile-time warning. (lp#327223)
* enhancement: no more "in: LAMBDA NIL" messages from the compiler for forms
processed using EVAL -- now the appropriate toplevel form is reported instead.
* enhancement: more legible style-warnings for inappropriate IGNORE and IGNORABLE
declarations. (lp#726331)
* enhancement: :NOT-NULL option has been added to alien C-STRING type to indicate
that NIL/NULL is excluded from the type.
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT:MAP-ROOT allows mapping over pointers contained in
arbitrary objects.
* optimization: SLOT-VALUE &co are faster in the presence of SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS
and its compatriots.
* optimization: core startup time is reduced by 30% on x86-64. (lp#557357)
* bug fix: SB-DEBUG:BACKTRACE-AS-LIST guards against potentially leaking
stack-allocated values out of their dynamic-extent. (lp#310175)
* bug fix: attempts to use SB-SPROF for wallclock profiling on threaded
x86-64 builds caused a type-error.
* bug fix: calling COMPILE with something else than a lambda-expression as the
second argument reports a more sensible error. (lp#718905)
* bug fix: invalid combinations of :PREDICATE and :TYPE options in DEFSTRUCT
are detected. (lp#520607)
* bug fix: constant keyword argument checking didn't take :ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS
into account.
* bug fix: SLOT-BOUNDP information is correct during MAKE-INSTANCE in the
methods. (regression from
* bug fix: INITIALIZE-INSTANCE :AROUND methods supplying initargs via
CALL-NEXT-METHOD work correctly. (regression from
* bug fix: several foreign functions accepting string also accepted NIL and
consequently caused a memory fault at 0 now signal a type-error instead.
* bug fix: under rare circumstances, constraint propagation could rewrite a
variable reference to refer to a variable not in scope, causing an error
during physical environment analysis when attempting to close over the
variable. (lp#551227)
changes in sbcl-1.0.46 relative to sbcl-1.0.45:
* enhancement: largefile support on Solaris.
* enhancement: SB-PROFILE:REPORT now supports :LIMIT and :PRINT-NO-CALL-LIST
arguments (lp#710017)
* enhancement: SB-PCL:+SLOT-UNBOUND+ is exported, making it possible to
distinguish unbound instance slots when using STANDARD-INSTANCE-ACCESS
&co. (lp#718039)
* optimization: ERROR and CERROR are approximately 5 times faster.
* optimization: optimized constructors are used for MAKE-INSTANCE of classes
with applicable non-standard (SETF SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS),
up instance creation in those cases.
* optimization: arithmetic operations with multiple constant arguments in now
have them reduced at compile-time. (lp#676414)
* optimization: determining current character position on string-streams for
pretty-printing was overly slow.
* bug fix: local tail calls to DYNAMIC-EXTENT functions can no longer cause
lifetime analysis to overwrite closed-over variables (lp#681092).
* bug fix: encoding errors from some multibyte external formats such as EUC-JP
were not handled correctly (lp#713063).
* bug fix: printing waitqueue objects without setting *PRINT-CIRCLE* to T is now
safe (lp#673630).
* bug fix: Solaris/x86-64 wasn't getting built with lutex support by
mistake. (lp#667297).
* bug fix: CONSTANTLY generated functions had bogus lambda-lists. (lp#713626)
* bug fix: RUN-PROGRAM :PTY option was racy on OpenBSD. (lp#669485)
* bug fix: UNINTERN takes a symbol, not a symbol designator -- could previously
unintern the wrong symbol with the same name. (lp#693796)
* bug fix: COPY-PPRINT-DISPATCH always has access to a pristine table,
making it possible to restore the initial table if it has been messed up.
changes in sbcl-1.0.45 relative to sbcl-1.0.44:
* enhancement: ~/ and ~user/ are treated specially in pathnames.
Refer to documentation for details.
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated to version 2.010.
* optimization: mutated closed-over variables that are only accessed by
DYNAMIC-EXTENT closures (currently only FLET and LABELS functions
declared to be DYNAMIC-EXTENT) are stored directly in their containing
stack frame, rather than allocating a VALUE-CELL (lp#586103).
* optimization: UNWIND-PROTECT cleanup functions are now declared
* bug fix: backtracing function with &REST arguments now shows the full
argument list. (lp#310173)
* bug fix: return types for functions with complex lambda-lists are now
derived properly (lp#384892)
* bug fix: when SPEED > SPACE compiling CONCATENATE 'STRING with constant
long string arguments slowed the compiler down to a crawl.
* bug fix: closure VALUE-CELLs are no longer stack-allocated (lp#308934).
* bug fix: non-standard MAKE-METHOD-LAMBDA methods could break RETURN-FROM
in the DEFMETHOD body.
* bug fix: #<SB-C::DEFINED-FUN ...> should no longer appear in compiler
messages, being instead replaced with the corresponding function name.
* bug fix: don't derive overly complex unions of numeric types for arithmetic
operators. (lp#309448)
changes in sbcl-1.0.44 relative to sbcl-1.0.43:
* enhancement: RUN-PROGRAM accepts :EXTERNAL-FORMAT argument to select the
external-format for its :INPUT, :OUTPUT, AND :ERROR :STREAMs.
* enhancement: ALLOCATION-INFORMATION also provides the page the object
resides on.
* enhancement: default dynamic-space size can be configured at build-time
without touching source, using the --dynamic-space-size argument to
* enhancement: DESCRIBE recognizes symbols naming optimization policy
qualities, and mentions ALWAYS-BOUND declarations.
* enhancement: ATOMIC-INCF now supports AREF of (SIMPLE-ARRAY SB-EXT:WORD (*))
as a place.
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated to 2.009.
* enhancement: the system detects known type-erros in calls better,
signalling a full warning about violated proclaimed FTYPEs and violations
of derived FTYPEs within the same file, including self-calls.
* enhancement: new function: SB-EXT:DELETE-DIRECTORY is now provided.
* optimization: constant-folding exploits numeric and character types, in
addition member types.
* optimization: numeric, character and member types that are inhabited by
exactly one value are tested with EQL.
* optimization: more conditional branches are eliminated during IR1.
Branches are simplified before performing if/if-conversion, and simple
equivalent branches (that only read the same constant or variable) are
* improvements to the Windows port:
** change: canonical unparsing form for pathname namestrings now uses / as
directory separator. NATIVE-NAMESTRING still uses \ as the separator.
** bug fix: stackoverwriting due to incorrect usage of PeekConsoleInput
on Windows. (thanks to Kalyanov Dmitry)
** bug fix: build now works on cygwin with GCC 4.x installed. (thanks to
Kalyanov Dmitry)
** bug fix: now works on Cygwin. (thanks to Kalyanov Dmitry)
* bug fix: compiler failed to derive the result-type of MAKE-ARRAY as
(AND VECTOR (NOT SIMPLE-ARRAY)) when appropriate. (lp#309130)
* bug fix: (THE (VALUES ...)) in LOAD-TIME-VALUE caused a compiler-error.
* bug fix: interrupts arriving during CL:OPEN caused an error.
* bug fix: overeager character buffering could cause input to block
spuriously when reading from a pipe (lp#643686)
* bug fix: more efficient timer expiry should avoid starvation on systems
where number of SIGALRMs per second is restricted. (lp#375515)
* bug fix: non-unicode builds no longer fail (broken since
* bug fix: compile-times no longer scale linearly with the size of
quoted lists in source-code. (lp#654289)
* bug fix: better errors for unknown external-formats in OPEN. (lp#561974)
* bug fix: DEBUG>SPEED no longer degrades ALIEN-FUNCALL performance quite
so badly. (lp#654485)
an error for eg. STRUCTURE. (lp#458015)
* bug fix: LOOP WITH NIL = ... signalled an unused variable style-warning.
(lp#613871, thanks to Roman Marynchak)
* bug fix: more reliable &REST list type derivation. (lp#655203)
* bug fix: PPRINT-LOGICAL-BLOCK multiply-evaluated :PER-LINE-PREFIX,
and issued pointles code-deletion notes for it, :PREFIX, and :SUFFIX.
* bug fix: the compiler didn't utilize the proclaimed ftype for functions
also declared NOTINLINE. (lp#655581)
* bug fix: the compiler could attempt to emit constant left shifts of
greater value than n-word-bits. (lp#309063)
* bug fix: (SETF SYMBOL-FUNCTION) and (SETF FDEFINITION) clear derived
type information for the function being set. (lp#659220)
* bug fix: the system used to signal bogus STYLE-WARNINGs when functions
containing self-calls were recompiled with a new signature, and failed
to warn when a self-call using the old signature was left in. (lp#655126)
* bug fix: incorrect FILE-POSITION on streams opened using :EXTERNAL-FORMAT
:DEFAULT when the default external had character size other than 8 bits.
* bug fix: derived types of functions in the same file were implicitly
trusted, leading to potential heap corruption when those function were
defined incompatibly. (lp#657499)
* bug fix: existing ASDF source registries are ignored when building
contribs (lp#659105)
* bug fix: short-form DEFSETF checks that the second argument is a symbol
(lp#655824, thanks to Roman Marynchak)
* bug fix: (SETF MACRO-FUNCTION) clobbered macro-definitions before
package-lock violation was detected. (lp#660752)
* bug fix: the system can store different docstrings for a single function
under different names. (lp#661631, regression from
* bug fix: source-locations of DEFGENERIC forms weren't getting recorded
properly. (lp#384801)
* bug fix: (COERCE X '(SIMPLE-VECTOR 5)) and similar coercions to vectors
of specified length could confuse the type derivation in unsafe code.
* bug fix: SB-POSIX:FORK now signals an error if an attempt to
fork with multiple Lisp threads running is made on every platform,
not just Darwin. (lp#451111)
* bug fix: SB-BSD-SOCKETS and SB-SIMPLE-STREAMS could leave stale finalizers
around when core was saved, which could cause undefined behaviour when the
core was reified.
* bug fix: Allow UNTRACE of functions that are no longer defined
(lp#667657, thanks to Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: MAKE-ARRAY calls with invalid keyword argument lists now signal a
compile-time warning (lp#664373, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
changes in sbcl-1.0.43 relative to sbcl-1.0.42:
* incompatible change: FD-STREAMS no longer participate in the serve-event
event-loop by default. (lp#316072)
** In addition to streams created by explicit calls to MAKE-FD-STREAM this
affects streams from CL:OPEN.
** Streams from SOCKET-MAKE-STREAM still participate in serve-event by
default, but this is liable to change: applications needing serve-event
for socket streams should explicitly request it using :SERVE-EVENTS T
in the call.
* enhancement: SB-EXT:WORD type is provided for use with SB-EXT:ATOMIC-INCF
* enhancement: CLOS effective method functions and defclass slot typechecking
function now have debug names for use in backtraces and profiles.
* enhancement: ASDF has been updated to version 2.004. (lp#605260, thanks to
Faré Rideau)
* enhancement: symbols are printed using fully qualified names in several
error and warning messages which are often associated with package
conflicts or mixups (lp#622789, thanks to Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: SB-BSD-SOCKETS:SOCKET-CONNECT was not thread safe. (lp#505497,
thanks to Andrew Golding)
* bug fix: reading /proc files on Linux works. (lp#425199)
* bug fix: DOTIMES accepted literal non-integer reals. (lp#619393, thanks to
Roman Marynchak)
* bug fix: WRITE-TO-STRING compiler macro binding special variable names,
breaking code that tried to write the value of a printer control variable.
(lp#581564, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: WRITE compiler macro did not handle output stream designators
correctly. (lp#598374, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: better availability of names of foreign functions in backtraces
on Linux. (lp#626962, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: scripting and build for Solaris and FreeBSD. (lp#615497,
lp#627581, thanks to Josh Elsasser and Jim Wise)
* bug fix: build fixes for OpenBSD -current and 4.8 (lp#615489, lp#615492,
thanks to Josh Elsasser)
* bug fix: using aliases for builtin classes as defmethod specializers
without adding DEFTYPEs for them works. (lp#618387)
* bug fix: timetravel by getrusage() no longer causes type-errors during GC.
* bug fix: legally dynamic-extent lists and vectors used as
initialization arguments to MAKE-ARRAY can be stack allocated. (lp#586105)
* bug fix: inline-expansion creating references to dead lambda-variables
(lp#454681, thanks to Alexey Dejneka)
* bug fix: better error message for bogus numerical arguments to RANDOM.
(lp#598986, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: the compiler occasionally inlined references from incompatible
environments occurs. (lp#308951)
* bug fix: the compiler threw an error when trying to compile a local
function (labels or flet) known to take a specialized complex argument.
(not in launchpad, reported by sykopomp in #lispgames)
* bug fix: package-locks failed to protect against compile-time effects of
DEFUN when the symbol previously had a macro definition. (lp#576637)
* bug fix: spurious ignore warnings even given (DECLARE IGNORE) in methods
when parameter bindings mutated. (reported by Faré Rideau; lp #611361)
* bug fix: workaround for compiler hang in ORDER-UVL-SETS (lp#308914)
* bug fix: evaluation in debugger REPL works using the global context when
in frames that do not have sufficient debug information.
* bug fix: exceeding FD_SETSIZE limit now results in an sensible error
* bug fix: (SETF DOCUMENTATION) of a macro works properly. (lp#643958, thanks
to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: interrupt taking longer than the requested period caused SLEEP
to hang on Darwin. (lp#640516, thanks to Joe Lebroco for the analysis)
changes in sbcl-1.0.42 relative to sbcl-1.0.41
* build changes
** Cross-compilation host is now specified to using
command-line argument --xc-host=<command> instead of a positional
argument. (thanks to Daniel Herring)
** Install location can be specified to using command-line
argument --prefix=<path>. (lp#550889s, thanks to Daniel Herring)
* optimization: The default implementation of
COMPUTE-DISCRIMINATING-FUNCTION does much less wasted work.
* enhancement: Explicit memory barrier operations are now available for use
by multithreaded code. See documentation for details.
* enhancement: Experimental support for threading on Linux/PPC.
* bug fix: RENAME-PACKAGE returns the package. (Thanks to Eric Marsden)
* bug fix: EXPT signals an error if first argument is a zero and second
argument is a floating point zero. (lp#571581, thanks to Roman Marynchak)
* bug fix: DEFTYPE signals an error for non-list lambda-lists.
(lp#576594, thanks to Roman Marynchak)
* bug fix: make ASDF-INSTALL compatible with the now-included ASDF2.
(lp#612998, reported by Phil Hargett; patch from Jim Wise)
changes in sbcl-1.0.41 relative to sbcl-1.0.40:
* optimization: validity of observed keyword initargs to MAKE-INSTANCE is
cached, leading to many fewer expensive calls to
* optimization: in the (unoptimized) general method for MAKE-INSTANCE on a
CLASS argument, search for and call an appropriate optimized ctor function
if it exists.
* bug fix: WRITE always returns the correct value.
changes in sbcl-1.0.40 relative to sbcl-1.0.39:
* bug fix: readdir now works on :inode64 darwin builds (lp#592897)
* bug fix: Name conflicts between symbols passed as arguments to a single
call to IMPORT no longer add multiple symbols with the same name to the
package (detectable via DO-SYMBOLS).
* bug fix: support building without the dlshim on darwin x86 and x86-64
* bug fix: TRACE :ENCAPSULATE NIL now works on ppc/linux.
changes in sbcl-1.0.39 relative to sbcl-1.0.38:
* bug fix: Backtrace from undefined function on x86 and x86-64 now show
the calling frame.
* bug fix: linkage-table entries on PPC now no longer overflow their
space allocation (potentially causing crashes if they are written out
of order).
* bug fix: Scrub control stack after scavenging in gencgc on non-x86oid
platforms, preventing the GC from seeing stale pointers on the control
stack in subsequent GCs (which would, and does, break invariants).
* bug fix: 32-bit unicode external formats now work on big-endian systems.
* bug fix: Literal characters with code points greater than about 32767
now work on PPC UNICODE builds.
* bug fix: Any noise left by SSE operations (sqrt and conversions) in the
high order bits are explicitly cleared out. In some contrived situations,
this could lead to wrong results in mixed real/complex float arithmetic.
* bug fix: Fix function/macro redefinition warnings when building with
clisp. (lp#576787, thanks to Josh Elsasser)
* new platform: experimental support for ppc/openbsd (thanks to Josh
* bug fix: Floating-point traps now work on ppc/linux.
changes in sbcl-1.0.38 relative to sbcl-1.0.37:
* incompatible change: Thread names are now restricted to SIMPLE-STRINGs
like for any other thread-related datastructure, MUTEX, etc. (lp#547095)
* deprecation: the SB-QUEUE contrib was merged into the SB-CONCURRENCY
contrib module. New code should depend on SB-CONCURRENCY, not SB-QUEUE.
* deprecation: SB-THEAD:GET-MUTEX was deprecated in favor of
* new contributed module: SB-CONCURRENCY is a new contrib; it's supposed to
contain additional data structures and tools for concurrent programming;
at the moment it contains a lock-free queue, and a lock-free mailbox
* new feature: added SB-THREAD:GRAB-MUTEX; it's like the now deprecated
GET-MUTEX but takes &key rather than &optional parameters. Also added
:TIMEOUT argument to GRAB-MUTEX on non-sb-lutex platforms like Linux and
* new feature: added SB-THREAD:TRY-SEMAPHORE, a non-blocking variant of
* new feature: SB-EXT:ATOMIC-DECF has been added as a companion to
* new feature: a CANCEL-DEADLINE is associated with DEADLINE-TIMEOUT
conditions to defer the deadline for forever.
now bivalent.
* enhancement: errors from NO-APPLICABLE-METHOD and
NO-PRIMARY-METHOD now have a RETRY restart available to retry the
generic function call.
* enhancement: SB-BSD-SOCKET improvements
** sockets and socket streams now have a more informative printed
representation based on the corresponding SOCKET-NAME and
** SOCKET-MAKE-STREAM once more supports the :AUTO-CLOSE option.
** SOCKET-CLOSE now accepts :ABORT argument, which is passed on to
CL:CLOSE when appropriate, and no longer disassociates the stream
from the socket if close failed. (lp#543951)
* improvements to the instrumenting profiler
** new feature: report per-function GC overhead. (thanks to John Fremlin)
** optimization: counters no longer use locks for the overflow mode.
** bug fix: whenever a profiling counter wrapped into overflow mode, it
incurred an off-by-one miscount.
* enhancement: improved MAKE-HASH-TABLE documentation (lp#543473)
* enhancement: improved DEFMETHOD pretty-printing.
* enhancement: perform range reduction when arguments are too large for
x87's transcendentals (instead of returning 0). (lp#327192)
* enhancement: eliminate some spurious TYPE-WARNINGs. Should help with
some of CL-PPCRE's macros. (lp#570079)
* enhancement: our machine code is slightly less hostile to valgrind on
* enhancement: up-to-date versions of NetBSD-current are supported. (Thanks
to Robert Swindells and Aleksej Saushev)
* bug fix: correct restart text for the continuable error in MAKE-PACKAGE.
* bug fix: a rare case of startup-time page table corruption.
* bug fix: a semaphore with multiple waiters and some of them unwinding due
to timeouts could be left in an inconsistent state.
* bug fix: fix typo in "Reporting Bugs" section of the manual (lp#520366)
* bug fix: misoptimization of multiplication by one in
(SB-C::FLOAT-ACCURACY 0) policies.
* bug fix: miscounts in SB-PROFILE.
* bug fix: Fix lost wakeup bug between SB-THREAD:CONDITION-WAIT and
CONDITION-NOTIFY on Linux. See threads "lost wakeup in condition-wait /
condition-notify" (Feb 2010) and "Condition-Wait, Deadline handler, waking
up itself" (March 2010) for further details.
* bug fix: allow forward FIND and POSITION on lists to elide checking :END
against length of the list if the element is found before the specified
END is reached. (thanks to Alec Berryman, lp#554385)
* bug fix: errors signalled during package graph modification no longer
block FIND-SYMBOL and FIND-PACKAGE in other threads. (lp#511072)
* bug fix: SB-POSIX build was broken when SBCL was compiled without the
:SB-DOC feature. (lp#552564)
* bug fix: SB-INTROSPECT build issues on GENGC/PPC. (lp#490490)
* bug fix: more robust runtime executable path detection. (lp#375549)
* bug fix: GCD always returns positive values. (lp#413680)
* bug fix: Converting division to multiplication by reciprocal handles
* bug fix: We were too eager in eliding range reduction tests on x87.
The maximal magnitude is 2^63, not 2^64.
* bug fix: Transforms for TRUNCATE don't die when the result is completely
ignored anymore.
* bug fix: Maybe restore buildability on Alpha.
* bug fix: READ-BYTE isn't inline anymore, fixing weird streams failures.
* bug fix: RANDOM-STATE can be printed readably again.
* bug fix: Unreadable objects were sometimes printed like #<\nFoo>.
* bug fix: Using EQL with non-constant values of constant type (e.g. EQL
types) could result in type mismatches during compilation.
changes in sbcl-1.0.37 relative to sbcl-1.0.36:
* enhancement: Backtrace from THROW to uncaught tag on x86oids now shows
stack frame thrown from.
* enhancement: WITH-COMPILATION-UNIT :POLICY allows restricting changes to
compiler optimization qualities inside dynamic extent of its body.
* enhancement: LOAD-LOGICAL-PATHNAME-TRANSLATIONS can be used to load
translations from SYS:SITE;<HOST>.TRANSLATIONS.NEWEST (thanks to Michael
* optimization: SLOT-VALUE and (SETF SLOT-VALUE) take advantage of
constraint propgation, allowing better compilation eg. when used to
access structures with WITH-SLOTS. (lp#520366)
* optimization: the compiler is now more aware of the type of the underlying
storage vector for multidimensional simple arrays resulting in better code
for accessing such arrays.
* optimization: passing NIL as the environment argument to TYPEP no longer
inhibits optimizing it. (lp#309788)
* optimization: more efficient register usage when handling single-float
arguments on x86-64. (thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: ADJUST-ARRAY and STABLE-SORT on vectors no longer use
pre-allocated temporary vectors. (lp#496249)
* bug fix: Fix compiler error involving MAKE-ARRAY and IF forms
in :INITIAL-CONTENTS. (lp#523612)
* bug fix: FUNCTION-LAMBDA-EXPRESSION lost declarations from interpreted
functions. (lp#524707)
* bug fix: bogus style warnings from certain (SETF SLOT-VALUE) and
WITH-SLOTS usages during compilation.
* bug fix: SB-C::CLASS-INFO now prints correctly. (lp#514762)
* enhancement: Can now build with ud2 instead of int3 as trap instruction on
all x86oid platforms with :UD2-BREAKPOINTS target feature.
* bug fix: Breakpoints now work when using ud2 instead of int3 as trap
instruction (tested on x86oid linux with ud2-breakpoints).
* bug fix: now works on win32.
* bug fix: better differences of numeric types. (lp#309124)
* bug fix: arrays declared intersection and union types can have their
upgraded element type derived. (lp#316078)
* bug fix: SB-SPROF allocation profiling for all threads failed to profile
threads started during profiling. (lp#472499)
* bug fix: SB-INTROSPECT test failure when building without SB-EVAL feature.
* bug fix: SB-CLTL2:DECLARATION-INFORMATION did not take
SB-EXT:RESTRICT-COMPILER-POLICY into account. (lp#313337)
* bug fix: Comma inside a backquoted array or structure resulted in nonsense
values instead of signaling an error. (lp#309093)
* bug fix: Spurious unused variable warning in a DEFSTRUCT edge case.
* bug fix: More consistent warnings and notes for ignored DYNAMIC-EXTENT
declarations (lp#497321)
* bug fix: FIND and POSITION on lists did not check sequence bounds properly
and failed to detect circular lists (lp#452008)
* bug fix: leakage from ~/.asdf-install into the ASDf-INSTALL contrib build
* bug fix: LOOP OF-TYPE VECTOR compile-time error. (lp#540186)
* bug fix: SIGNAL SB-SYS:INTERACTIVE-INTERRUPT before entering the debugger
due to it, so that handlers can run.
* bug fix: reparsing undefined types if they have become defined since
parsing. (lp#309128)
* bug fix: missing &REST type in a proclamation for a function with both
&REST and &KEY in lambda-list caused miscompilation (lp#458354)
* bug fix: WHO-CALLS information for source-transformed and compiler-macro
expanded calls (lp#542174)
* bug fix: more accurate WHO-MACROEXPANDS information; point into rather
than just at toplevel form.
changes in sbcl-1.0.36 relative to sbcl-1.0.35:
* new feature: SB-EXT:TYPEXPAND-1, SB-EXT:TYPEXPAND, and
SB-EXT:TYPEXPAND-ALL behave exactly like their MACROEXPAND counterparts
but work on type specifiers.
* new feature: SB-EXT:DEFINED-TYPE-NAME-P returns whether a symbol is known
to name a type specifier.
* new feature: SB-EXT:VALID-TYPE-SPECIFIER-P returns whether a given type
specifier is valid where "valid" basically means "would be accepted as
second argument of TYPEP".
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:FUNCTION-TYPE takes a function-designator and
returns the function's declared, or derived FTYPE.
* new feature: SB-POSIX now supports accessing the d_ino member of
dirent structures. (Thanks to Philipp Marek and Pierre THEIRRY)
* new feature: The function SB-EXT:SEED-RANDOM-STATE has been added to
provide for seeding a RANDOM-STATE object with user-provided data or
from the operating system's PRNG. Also, (MAKE-RANDOM-STATE T) will
attempt to initialize the returned state from the operating system's
PRNG where possible. (Thanks to Fare Rideau; launchpad bug lp#310116)
* bug fix: Fix SB-SIMPLE-STREAMS:READ-VECTOR to correctly set the
FILE-POSITION of the stream being read from. (launchpad bug lp#491087)
* bug fix: Fix grammar and style issues for the docstrings of
printer-related variables and functions. (Thanks to mon_key; launchpad
bug lp#518696)
* bug fix: Fix compilation on chenygc platforms. Thanks to Larry Valkama and
Bruce O'Neel.
* bug fix: SB-THREAD:CONDITION-WAIT sometimes signaled a deadline twice
in a row even though a handler defered the deadline long into the
future. (lp#512914)
* bug fix: A deadline handler was run without interrupts enabled for a
deadline signaled within SB-THREAD:CONDITION-WAIT. That could result
in infinitely spinning, non-killable threads.
* bug fix: Backtrace from internal-errors on x86-64 os x was truncated
before reaching the erring stack frame.
* bug fix: Fix type derivation for EXPT when raising a fixnum to a
real power. (launchpad bug lp#525949)
* bug fix: Fix SB-EXT:GENERATION-* accessors for generations > 0 on
GENCGC platforms. (launchpad bug lp#529014)
* bug fix: More robust checks for invalid DEFMETHOD argument specializers.
(launchpad bug lp#525916)
* bug fix: Fix building on Darwin when sysctl is not in the user's PATH.
(Thanks to Robert Goldman)
changes in sbcl-1.0.35 relative to sbcl-1.0.34:
* optimization: ROUND with a single single-float or double-float argument
is properly inlined when possible.
* optimization: Slightly better code is generated for integer<->float
conversions and for single-float<->double-float conversions on x86-64.
* optimization: SB-ROTATE-BYTE:ROTATE-BYTE now generates more efficient
code for 32-bit and 64-bit rotations on x86-64.
* bug fix: The install script changes the ownership of directories as well
as files for contrib modules using asdf. (thanks to Eugene Ossintsev;
launchpad bug lp#508485)
* bug fix: TRUNCATE with a single single-float or double-float argument is
properly inlined when possible. (launchpad bug lp#489388)
* bug fix: Passing a rotation count of zero to SB-ROTATE-BYTE:ROTATE-BYTE
no longer causes a compiler error on x86 and ppc.
* bug fix: GET-MACRO-CHARACTER bogusly computed its second return value
always relative to *READTABLE* rather than the passed argument.
changes in sbcl-1.0.34 relative to sbcl-1.0.33:
* minor incompatible change: threading support is now enabled by default
on x86[-64] Linux.
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT:DEFTYPE-LAMBDA-LIST now also works on most
builtin types.
* enhancement: Errors during compile-time-too processing (i.e. EVAL-WHEN)
are now caught and reported just like errors during macroexpansion.
* enhancement: SB-POSIX now provides access to tcdrain(), tcflow(),
tcflush(), tcgetsid(), and tcsendbreak(). (thanks to Jerry James)
* enhancement: ASDF systems can now depends on SB-QUEUE.
* fixes and improvements related to Unicode and external formats:
** bug fix: error handling and restart usage in the ucs-2 external format
has been improved.
** there is now an implementation of the ucs-4 external format.
** the utf-16 and utf-32 external formats are supported.
* bug fix: SB-POSIX wrapper for putenv no longer tries to put lisp strings
in the environment. setenv() and unsetenv() are also provided. (reported by
Fare Rideau; launchpad bug lp#460455)
* bug fix: LOAD of both .fasl and .FASL type files now forces fasl-style
loading. This ensures sensible errors for .FASL files from other
implementations on case-insensitive filesystems. (reported by Willem
Broekema; launchpad bug lp#489417)
* bug fix: #p"\\\\" can now be read without error on Win32. (reported by
Willem Broekema; launchpad bug lp#489698).
* bug fix: some minor code rearrangements to reenable warning-free building
from CMUCL (reported by; launchpad bug lp#491104)
* bug fix: PRINT-OBJECT for clos instances respects the right margin when
pretty printing
* bug fix: FIND-PACKAGE & DEFPACKAGE were not thread safe. (reported by
Attila Lendvai)
changes in sbcl-1.0.33 relative to sbcl-1.0.32:
* new port: support added for x86-64 NetBSD. (thanks to Aymeric Vincent)
* improvement: support O_LARGEFILE access to files larger than 2GB on
x86-64/linux. (thanks to Daniel Janus; launchpad bug lp#453080)
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:WHO-SPECIALIZES-DIRECTLY to get a list of
definitions for methods specializing on the passed class itself.
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:WHO-SPECIALIZES-GENERALLY to get a list of
definitions for methods specializing on the passed class itself, or on
subclasses of it.
* new build flag: :sb-xref-for-internals; SBCL will collect xref information
about itself during the build (e.g. for M-? in Slime), if this flag is
enabled in customize-target-features.lisp. This will increase the core
size by about 5-6mb, though, so it's mostly interesting to SBCL
* new feature: various GENCGC tuning parameters have been experimentally
documented and exported from SB-EXT. See documentation for details.
* fixes and improvements related to Unicode and external formats:
** the Unicode character database has been upgraded to the
Unicode 5.2 standard, giving names and properties to a number of new
characters, and providing a few extra characters with case
** improvement: restarts for providing replacement input/output on coding
errors for fd-stream external formats.
** improvement: where :<encoding> is a keyword corresponding to an
external format the system supports, it is now possible to specify
(:<encoding> :replacement <character>) as an external format which will
automatically substitute <character> on encoding or decoding errors for
streams and for STRING-TO-OCTETS and its inverse. (launchpad bug
** improvement: the file streams underlying the standard streams (such as
*STANDARD-INPUT*, *TERMINAL-IO*) are opened with an external format
which uses the replacement mechanism to handle encoding errors,
preventing various infinite error chains and unrecoverable I/O
** minor incompatible change: the utf-8 external format now correctly
refuses to encode Lisp characters in the surrogate range (char-codes
between #xd800 and #xdfff).
** fix a typo preventing conversion of strings into octet vectors
in the latin-2 encoding. (reported by Attila Lendvai; launchpad bug
** fix a bug in the octet multibyte handling of decoding errors and the
USE-VALUE restart. (launchpad bug lp#314939)
** fix the bug underlying the expected failure in the FORCE-END-OF-FILE
restart on fd-stream decoding errors.
** fix a bug in the ATTEMPT-RESYNC fd-stream decoding restart when the
error is near the end of file.
** fix a double-error case in unibyte octet conversions, when the first
use of USE-VALUE is ignored.
** fix bugs in handling of undefined code points in unibyte encodings.
** fix LISTEN (and consequent hangs in READ-CHAR-NO-HANG) on bivalent
streams after an UNREAD-CHAR.
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT:ALLOCATION-INFORMATION also reports if the
object is allocated in a boxed region of dynamic space.
* enhancement: SB-POSIX:FORK now signals an error if an attempt to
fork with multiple Lisp threads running is made, instead of going
ahead with unpredictable consequences. (reported by Leslie Polzer)
* bug fix: uses of slot accessors on specialized method parameters within
the bodies of SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS methods no longer triggers a type
error while finalizing the class. This fix may cause classes with slot
accessors to be finalized later than previously. (reported by Lars Rune
Nøstdal; launchpad bug lp#473699)
* bug fix: restore buildability on the MIPS platform. (regression from, reported by Samium Gromoff)
* bug fix: inspecting closures is less likely to fail with a type error.
* bug fix: no timer starvation when setting the system clock back.
(launchpad bug lp#460283)
standard pprint dispatch table as specified by CLHS.
* bug fix: give CLISP a hint about a type declaration to enable it to build
the cross-compiler without warnings. (thanks to Josh Elasser; launchpad
bug lp#396597)
* bug fix: correctly dump literal objects in defaulting forms of arglists.
(reported by Attila Lendvai; launchpad bug lp#310132)
* bug fix: distinguish in type specifiers between arrays that might be
complex and arrays that are definitely complex. (launchpad bug lp#309129)
* bug fix: SUBTYPEP knows that the SYMBOL type is not SUBTYPEP the KEYWORD
type. (reported by Levente Mészáros; launchpad bug lp#485972)
* bug fix: setting the value of a symbol-macro within a method in the
presence of type declarations works properly again. (reported by Iban
Hatchondo; launchpad bug lp#485019)
changes in sbcl-1.0.32 relative to sbcl-1.0.31:
* optimization: faster FIND and POSITION on strings of unknown element type
in high SPEED policies. (thanks to Karol Swietlicki)
* optimization: faster CONCATENATE 'STRING in low SPEED policies (reported
by David Vázquez)
* improvement: better error signalling for bogus parameter specializer names
in DEFMETHOD forms (reported by Pluijzer)
* bug fix: DELETE-FILE once again works on logical pathnames (regression
* bug fix: LOGICAL-PATHNAME signals a TYPE-ERROR if pathspec is specified
* bug fix: redefinition of a class via DEFCLASS without :DEFAULT-INITARGS
removes previous default initargs (reported by Lars Rune Nøstdal and
Samium Gromoff)
* bug fix: correct WHO-CALLS information for inlined lambdas with complex
lambda-lists. (reported by Peter Seibel)
* bug fix: SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE option :SAVE-RUNTIME-OPTIONS did not work
correctly when starting from an executable core without saved runtime
options (reported by Faré Rideau, thanks to Zach Beane)
* bug fix: (SETF SLOT-VALUE) signalled a warning which should have been
an optimization note instead. (reported by Martin Cracauer)
* bug fix: WITH-SLOTS did not work with THE forms. (thanks to David Tolpin)
* bug fix: Have RUN-PROGRAM with :INPUT T only run the subprocess in a
new process group if it doesn't need to share stdin with the sbcl
process. (thanks to Leslie Polzer)
* bug fix: SATISFIES could be misoptimized to refer to a local function.
(reported by Stanislaw Halik)
changes in sbcl-1.0.31 relative to sbcl-1.0.30:
* improvement: stack allocation is should now be possible in all nested
inlining cases: failure to stack allocate when equivalent code is manually
open coded is now considered a bug.
* improvements related to Unicode:
** the Unicode character database has been upgraded to the
Unicode 5.1 standard, giving names and properties to a number of new
characters, and providing a few extra characters with case
** the system now recognizes and produces names for Unicode Hangul
syllable characters.
** the EBCDIC-US external-format is now supported for octet operations
(as well as for stream operations).
* new feature: experimental :EMIT-CFASL parameter to COMPILE-FILE can
be used to output toplevel compile-time effects into a separate .CFASL
* optimization: COERCE to VECTOR, STRING, SIMPLE-STRING and recognizable
one-dimenstional subtypes of ARRAY is upto 70% faster when the coercion is
actually needed.
* optimization: TRUNCATE on known single- and double-floats is upto 25%
* optimization: division of floating point numbers by constants uses
multiplication by reciprocal when an exact reciprocal exists.
* optimization: multiplication of single- and double-floats floats by
constant two has been optimized.
* optimization: ARRAY-IN-BOUNDS-P is resolved at compile-time when
sufficient type information is available. (thanks to Leslie Polzer)
* optimization: SLOT-VALUE and (SETF SLOT-VALUE) with constant slot names on
known structure objects are as efficient as defstruct generated accessors.
* optimization: unused vector creation can now be optimized away.
* improvement: ASDF systems can now depends on SB-INTROSPECT.
* improvement: a STYLE-WARNING is signalled when a generic function
clobbers an earlier FTYPE proclamation.
* improvement: the compiler is able to track the effective type of
generic function across method addition and removal even in the
absence of an explicit DEFGENERIC.
* improvement: DESCRIBE now reports on symbols naming undefined
but assumed or declared function as well.
* improvement: recompilation of systems using SB-GROVEL now works
(thanks to Leslie Polzer)
* improvements to SB-CLTL2 (thanks to Larry D'Anna):
** DECLARATION-INFORMATION now supports declaration name DECLARATION as
well as user defined declaration names.
** VARIABLE-INFORMATION is now aware of alien variables.
* improvement: improved address space layout on OpenBSD (thanks to Josh
* improvement: pretty-printing of various Lisp forms has been improved
(thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* bug fix: calls to DECODE-FLOAT and INTEGER-DECODE-FLOAT whose value was
unused were deleted in safe code. (reported by John Fremlin)
* bug fix: a failing AVER compiling certain MAKE-ARRAY forms. (reported
by James Wright)
* bug fix: some out-of-line array predicates were missing (reported by
Stelian Ionescu)
* bug fix: a failing AVER in CONVERT-MV-CALL has been fixed. (thanks to
Larry D'Anna)
* bug fix: a failing AVER in %ALLOCATE-CLOSURES conversion has been fixed
(thanks to Larry D'Anna)
* bug fix: SLEEP supports times over 100 million seconds on long on OpenBSD
as well. (reported by Josh Elsasser)
* bug fix: DELETE-FILE on streams no longer closes the stream with :ABORT T,
leading to possible attempts to delete the same file twice. See docstring
on DELETE-FILE for details. (reported by John Fremlin)
* bug fix: DELETE-FILE once again deletes the file named by the pathname
designator argument, rather than its truename. (reported by Luis
* bug fix: the low-level debugger had 32-bit assumptions and was missing
information about some array types. (thanks to Luis Oliveira)
* bug fix: moderately complex combinations of inline expansions could
be miscompiled if the result was declared to be dynamic extent.
* bug fix: on x86, SAP-REF of sizes greater than 8 bits with offsets of the
form (+ <variable> <integer>) were miscompiled under certain
* bug fix: in some cases no compiler note about failure to stack allocate
was emitted, even if the objects were in fact heap allocated.
* bug fix: minor violation of "otherwise inaccessible" rule for stack
allocation could cause objects users might reasonably expect to
be heap allocated to be stack allocated.
* bug fix: DESCRIBE signalled an error for generic functions under
certain circumstances. (thanks to Leslie Polzer)
* bug fix: Fixed spelling of an error message.
changes in sbcl-1.0.30 relative to sbcl-1.0.29:
* minor incompatible change: SB-THREAD:JOIN-THREAD-ERROR-THREAD and
SB-THREAD:INTERRUPT-THREAD-ERROR-THREAD have been deprecated in favor
* new contrib module: SB-QUEUE provides thread-safe lockless FIFO queues.
* new feature: docstrings for local and anonymous functions are no longer
discarded. (thanks to Leslie Polzer)
* new feature: SB-THREAD:SYMBOL-VALUE-IN-THREAD provides access to symbol
values in other threads.
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:ALLOCATION-INFORMATION provides information
about object allocation.
* optimization: division of a real float by a complex float is implemented
with a specialised code sequence.
* optimization: MAKE-INSTANCE with non-constant class-argument but constant
keywords is an order of magnitude faster.
* optimization: MAKE-INSTANCE with constant keyword arguments is x2-4 faster
in the presence of :AROUND or non-standard primary INITIALIZE-INSTANCE
methods, and similarly for non-standard metaclass classes as long as there
are no methods additional on MAKE-INSTANCE.
* optimization: more efficient type-checks for FIXNUMs when the value
is known to be a signed word on x86 and x86-64.
* optimization: compiler now optimizes (EXPT -1 INTEGER), (EXPT -1.0 INTEGER),
and (EXPT -1.0d0 INTEGER) into an ODDP test. (thanks to Stas Boukarev and
Paul Khuong)
* optimization: compiler is smarter about delegating argument type checks to
* optimization: several character functions are now compiled somewhat more
efficiently. (reported by Lynn Quam)
* optimization: the compiler now derives simple types for LOAD-VALUE-FORMs.
* improvement: less unsafe constant folding in floating point arithmetic,
especially for mixed complex/real -float operations.
* optimization: constant double and single floats are stored in native
unboxed format on x86[-64].
* optimization: smarter code for arithmetic operations with constant floats,
complex floats, or integers on x86[-64].
* optimization: smarter code for conjugate/multiplication of float complexes
and abs/negate of floats on x86-64.
* optimization: more efficient complex float and real float operations on
* improvement: complex float division is slightly more stable.
* improvement: DESCRIBE output has been reworked to be easier to read and
contains more pertinent information.
* improvement: failure to provide requested stack allocation compiler notes
provided in all cases (requested stack allocation not happening without a
note being issued is now considered a bug.)
* bug fix: SB-POSIX exports the documented types and functions
FILE-DESCRIPTOR and FILENAME, and also the corresponding -DESCRIPTOR
types. (reported by "abhi")
* bug fix: on 64 bit platforms FILL worked incorrectly on arrays with
upgraded element type (COMPLEX SINGLE-FLOAT), regression from
(thanks to Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: looping around HANDLER-CASE could silently consume stack space
on each iteration. (reported by "foobar")
* bug fix: better error signalling when calls to functions seeking elements
from lists (eg. ADJOIN) are compiled with both :TEST and :TEST-NOT.
(reported by Tobias Rittweiler)
* bug fix: regressions in DIRECTORY from pattern matching of
directory components now works as it used to. (various prolems reported by
Michael Becker, Gabriel Dos Reis, Cyrus Harmon, and Harald Hanche-Olsen)
* bug fix: :PTY option in RUN-PROGRAM was broken with stream arguments.
(reported by Elliot Slaughter, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: bogus undefined variable warnings from fopcompiled references to
global variables. (thanks to Lars Rune Nøstdal)
* bug fix: foreign function names should now appear in backtraces on
FC6 as well. (reported by Tomasz Skutnik and Tobias Rautenkranz)
* bug fix: SETF compiler macro documentation strings are not discarded
* bug fix: GENTEMP is now unaffected by pretty printer dispatch table.
(thanks to Alex Plotnick)
* bug fix: SLEEP accepts large integer arguments, truncating them to
SIGNED-WORD on the assumption that sleeping for 68 years is sufficient
for anyone. (reported by Leslie Polzer, thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: compiler notes for expensive slot type checks could be emitted
at runtime MAKE-INSTANCE calls. (reported by Samium Gromoff)
changes in sbcl-1.0.29 relative to 1.0.28:
* IMPORTANT: bug database has moved from the BUGS file to Launchpad
Bugs can be reported directly there, or by sending email to
(no subscription required.)
* minor incompatible change: under weak type checking policy integer
types are weakened less aggressively.
* minor incompatible change: SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE :TOPLEVEL function is now
allowed to return, which causes SBCL to quit with exit status 0. Previously
if the function returned with a small integer return value, that value
was accidentally reused as the exit status.
* new feature: SB-EXT:DEFINE-HASH-TABLE-TEST allows defining new arguments
to MAKE-HASH-TABLE :TEST, and MAKE-HASH-TABLE has been extended with
:HASH-FUNCTION argument. Refer to user manual for details.
* new feature: SB-EXT:DEFGLOBAL macro allows defining global non-special
* new feature: SB-EXT:GET-TIME-OF-DAY provides access to seconds and
microseconds since the Unix epoch on all platforms.
* new feature: SB-EXT:ALWAYS-BOUND proclamation inhibits MAKUNBOUND, and
allows the compiler to safely elide boundedness checks for special
* new feature: SB-EXT:GLOBAL proclamation inhibits SPECIAL proclamations for
the symbol, prohibits both lexical and dynamic binding. This is mainly an
efficiency measure for threaded platforms, but also valueable in
expressing intent.
* new feature: UNC pathnames are now understood by the system on Windows.
* optimization: the compiler uses a specialized version of FILL when the
element type is know in more cases, making eg. (UNSIGNED-BYTE 8) case
almost 90% faster.
* optimization: accesses to potentially non-simple arrays where element type
is known are 50% faster.
* optimization: compiler now generates faster array typechecking code.
* optimization: ARRAY-DIMENSION is now faster for multidimensional and
non-simple arrays.
* optimization: multidimensional array accesses in the absence of type
information regarding array rank are approximately 10% faster due to
open coding of ARRAY-RANK.
* optimization: result of (FILL (MAKE-ARRAY ...) ...) and (REPLACE
(MAKE-ARRAY ...) ...) can be stack allocated if the result of MAKE-ARRAY
form can be.
* optimization: result of call to VECTOR can now be stack allocated.
* optimization: MAKE-ARRAY with :INITIAL-CONTENTS is now vastly faster
as long as the resulting array is one-dimensional and has a known
element type. In particular, :INITIAL-CONTENTS (LIST ...) where the
length of the list matches the known length of the vector does not
allocate the list as an intermediate step. Ditto for VECTOR and simple
backquoted forms.
* optimization: MAKE-ARRAY can now stack allocate in the presence of
:INITIAL-CONTENTS and :INITIAL-ELEMENT as long as the result has a
known element type, and is known to be simple and one dimensional.
* improvement: SBCL now emits a compiler note where stack allocation was
requested but could not be provided (not in all cases, unfortunately)
* improvement: better MACHINE-VERSION responses. (thanks to Josh Elsasser)
* improvement: pretty-printing loop has been implemented properly. (thanks
to Tobias Rittweiler)
* documentation: CLOS slot typechecing policy has been documented.
* bug fix: FILE-AUTHOR no longer signals an error on Windows.
* bug fix: SB-SPROF could be foiled by foreign code not have a frame
pointer, leading to memory faults. (thanks to Bart Botta)
* bug fix: better floating point exception handling on x86/OpenBSD.
(thanks to Josh Elsasser)
* bug fix: exit status from QUIT when called under --script was lost
(reported by Hubert Kauker)
* bug fix: MAKE-ARRAY for non-zero :INITIAL-ELEMENT always used the
same implementation of FILL to initialize the array, even if a more
efficient one was available (reported by Stas Boukarev, thanks to
Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: potential miscompilation of array stack allocation on x86 and
x86-64. (reported by Time Tossavainen)
* bug fix: some forms of AND, OR, and COND resulted in expansions that could
result in their subforms being treated as top level forms. (reported by
James Knight)
* bug fix: On x86/x86-64 alien functions declared to return integers shorter
than a machine register could leave garbage in the high bits of the
result register (bug 316325).
* bug fix: disable address space randomization Linux/x86-64 as well,
not just x86-64. (reported by Ken Olum)
* bug fix: Attempting to DEREF an (ALIEN (* T)) would produce a WARNING and
generate incorrect code.
* bug fix: #201; type inference for CONS and ARRAY types could derive
wrong results in the presence of eg. RPLACA or ADJUST-ARRAY.
* bug fix: special variables with a proclaimed specific subtype of FUNCTION
could not be assigned to or bound with PROGV. (reported by Lorenz
* bug fix: the value of CL:- in the inspector was the previous expression
evaluated rather than the expression being evaluated.
* bug fix: constants can no longer be locally declared special.
* bug fix: signals delivered to threads started from foreign land (read:
directly by pthread_create, not by MAKE-THREAD) are redirected to a Lisp
thread by blocking all signals and resignalling.
* bug fix: SHARED-INITIALIZE initialized unbound :ALLOCATION :CLASS slots
from :INITFORM, if any.
changes in sbcl-1.0.28 relative to 1.0.27:
* a number of bugs in cross-compilation have been fixed, with the ultimate
result that building under (at least) clisp should be much more reliable.
* minor incompatible changes: echo-streams now propagate unread-char to the
underlying input stream, and no longer permit unreading more than one
* improvement: on x86/x86-64 Lisp call frames now have the same layout as C
frames, allowing for instance more reliable backtraces.
* improvement: the debugger REPL can now reference lexical variables
by name directly for code compiled with (DEBUG 3).
* improvement: errors from malformed declarations now have better source
paths associated with them. (thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* optimization: faster local calls on x86/x86-64
* bug fix: some error messages for out-of-bound array indexes confused the
index and the bound. (thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: pretty printing malformed DEFPACKAGE forms (thanks to Sidney
* bug fix: running regressions tests in shells without OSTYPE set now works.
(reported by Harald Hanche-Olsen)
* bug fix: more robust static space exhaustion signalling from
MAKE-STATIC-VECTOR (thanks to Daniel Lowe)
* bug fix: (SETF DOCUMENTATION) for anonymous function now throws the
docstring away instead of storing it under names such as (LAMBDA (X)).
(reported by Leslie Polzer)
* bug fix: timers could go off in the wrong order, be delayed indefinitely
(thanks to Ole Arndt for the patch)
* bug fix: RESTART-FRAME and RETURN-FROM-FRAME stack corruption
* bug fix: the discriminating function for PRINT-OBJECT no longer preserves
potentially-invalid effective methods in its cache.
* bug fix: SB-INTROSPECT:FIND-DEFINITION-SOURCE now works with funcallable
instances as well (thanks to Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: using RUN-PROGRAM does not interfere with SB-POSIX:WAIT,
SB-POSIX:WAITPID and their C equivalents.
* bug fix: RUN-PROGRAM does not crash on Darwin when stressed.
changes in sbcl-1.0.27 relative to 1.0.26:
* new port: support added for x86-64 OpenBSD. (thanks to Josh Elsasser)
* new port: support added for x86-64 Solaris. (thanks to Alex Viskovatoff)
* improvement: the system either recovers from stack exhaustion or dies
properly as opposed to leaving the user uncertain of whether the handler
trampled on some random memory next to the stack or having to rely on
--lose-on-corruption (which is still a good idea to use in production
because stack exhaustion can happen in signal handlers which will likely
lead to hangs.)
* bug fix: fix gc related interrupt handling bug on ppc (regression from, reported by Harald Hanche-Olsen)
* bug fix: work around signal delivery bug in darwin (regression from, reported by Sidney Markowitz)
* bug fix: fix ERROR leaking memory (reported by David Thompson)
changes in sbcl-1.0.26 relative to 1.0.25:
* incompatible change: an interruption (be it a function passed to
INTERRUPT-THREAD or a timer function) runs in an environment where
interrupts can be enabled. The interruption can use
WITHOUT-INTERRUPTS to avoid nesting of interruptions and
potentially running out of stack. Keep in mind that in the absence
of WITHOUT-INTERRUPTS some potentially blocking operation such as
acquiring a lock can enable interrupts.
* incompatible change: GC-OFF and GC-ON are removed, as they were
always unsafe. Use WITHOUT-GCING instead.
* new feature: runtime option --disable-ldb
* new feature: runtime option --lose-on-corruption to die at the
slightest hint of possibly non-recoverable errors: running out of
memory, stack, alien stack, binding stack, encountering a memory
fault, etc. In the absence of --lose-on-corruption a warning is
printed to stderr.
* enhancement: detect binding stack exhaustion
* enhancement: detect alien stack exhaustion on x86/x86-64
* improvement: generally more stable and reliable interrupt handling
* improvement: there is a per thread interruption queue,
interruptions are executed in order of arrival
* improvement: a repeating timer reschedules itself when the it has
finished, but expiration times are spaced equally. If an
expiration time is in the past it will trigger after a short grace
period that may give a chance to other things to run.
* optimization: slightly faster gc on multithreaded builds
* optimization: faster WITHOUT-GCING
* bug fix: when JOIN-THREAD signals an error, do it when not holding
important locks so that the debugger/handler doesn't produce
recursive errors or deadlock.
* bug fix: real-time signals are not used anymore, so no more
hanging when the system wide real-time signal queue gets full.
* bug fix: INTERRUPT-THREAD on a dying thread could produce memory
* bug fix: finalizers, gc hooks never run in a WITHOUT-INTERRUPTS
* bug fix: fix random memory faults related to interrupts on alpha
* bug fix: fix random memory faults related to interrupts on sparc
* bug fix: fix deadlocks related to starting threads
* bug fix: fix deadlines on locks on futex platforms
* bug fix: restore errno in signal handlers
* bug fix: fix deadlocks related to hash tables
* bug fix: fix deadlocks in pcl
changes in sbcl-1.0.25 relative to 1.0.24:
* incompatible change: SB-INTROSPECT:FUNCTION-ARGLIST is deprecated, to be
removed later. Please use SB-INTROSPECT:FUNCTION-LAMBDA-LIST instead.
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT:DEFTYPE-LAMBDA-LIST allows retrieval of
DEFTYPE lambda lists. (thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* enhancement: MUTEX-VALUE is to be superseded by MUTEX-OWNER that has a
better name and does not return values so stale on multiprocessor systems.
Also, HOLDING-MUTEX-P was added for about the only sane usage of
* improvement: unithread builds keep track of MUTEX-VALUE.
* improvement: reading from a TWO-WAY-STREAM does not touch the output
stream anymore making it thread safe to have a concurrent reader and
a writer, for instance, in a pipe.
* improvement: GET-SETF-EXPANDER avoids adding bindings for constant
arguments, making compiler-macros for SETF-functions able to inspect
their constant arguments.
* improvement: COMPILE-FILE reports times with millisecond accuracy
(thanks to Luis Oliveira)
* optimization: CHAR-CODE type derivation has been improved, making
TYPEP elimination on subtypes of CHARACTER work better. (reported
by Tobias Rittweiler, patch by Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: setting alien structure fields of type struct by value now
computes the right offset for the memory copy.
* bug fix: compilation problem involving inlined calls to aliens with
result type VOID. (reported by Ken Olum)
* bug fix: #235a; sequential inline expasion in different policies no
longer reuses the functional from the previous expansion site.
* bug fix: DEFTYPE no longer breaks on bodies consisting of a single
unquoted symbol. Regression from (reported by Ariel Badichi)
* bug fix: named ENUMs in multiply-referenced alien record types no longer
cause an implied type redefinition. Regression from
* bug fix: sign-extension of small signed return values now works with C
code compiled with gcc 4.3 or newer. (reported by Liam Healy)
* improvements to the Windows port:
** SB-BSD-SOCKETS now works from saved cores as well. (reported by Stephen
Westfold, thanks to Rudi Schlatte)
changes in sbcl-1.0.24 relative to 1.0.23:
* new feature: ARRAY-STORAGE-VECTOR provides access to the underlying data
vector of a multidimensional SIMPLE-ARRAY.
* new feature: the system now signals a continuable error if standard
readtable modification is attempted. (thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* new feature: DIRECTORY has been extended with a non-standard keyword
argument :RESOLVE-SYMLINKS. (thanks to TC-Rucho)
* enhancement: SB-BSD-SOCKETS:MAKE-SOCKET-STREAM keyword argument handling
has been robustified and documented better. (thanks to Robert Goldman)
* optimization: faster generic arithmetic dispatch on x86 and x86-64.
* optimization: FORMAT ~D and ~F are now approximately 5% faster.
* tradeoff: constant FORMAT control strings are now compiled unless
SPACE > SPEED (previously only when SPEED > SPACE.)
* bug fix: Red Hat Enterprise 3 mmap randomization workaround. (thanks
to Thomas Burdick)
* bug fix: DEFCLASS and ENSURE-CLASS-USING-CLASS are now expected to
be thread safe.
* bug fix: lexical type declarations are now correctly reported by
SB-CLTL2. (reported by Larry D'Anna)
* bug fix: STRING-TO-OCTETS did not handle :START properly when
using UTF-8 as external format. (thanks to Luis Oliveira)
* bug fix: errors from invalid fill-pointer values to (SETF FILL-POINTER)
are signalled correctly. (thanks to Stas Boukarev)
* bug fix: SET-MACRO-CHARACTER accepts NIL as the readtable
designator. (thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* bug fix: SET-DISPATCH-MACRO-CHARACTER accepts NIL as the readtable
designator, and returns T instead of the function. (thanks to
Tobias Rittweiler)
* bug fix: direct superclasses of STANDARD-CLASS and
* bug fix: compiling a call to SLOT-VALUE with a constant slot-name
when no class with the named slot yet exists no longer causes a
compile-time style-warning.
* bug fix: :ALLOCATION :CLASS slots are type-checked properly
in safe code. (reported by Didier Verna)
* bug fix: #430; nested structure constructors can stack allocate.
* bug fix: on some 64-bit platforms dynamic space size was truncated
to #xffff0000 bytes. (reported by Benjamin Lambert)
* bug fix: setting *READ-SUPPRESS* to T no longer renders the default
REPL unusable. (reported by Daniel Herring)
* bug fix: return values of READ-SEQUENCE did not take :START into
account on file streams, regressions since (reported by
Thomas Russ, patch by Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: using SET or (SETF SYMBOL-VALUE) to change the value of a
method specializer used to confuse permuation vector optimization.
* bug fix: system inserted bogus implicit type declarations for local
special variables in DEFMETHOD bodies.
* bug fix: #354; duplicated frames in backtraces due to
non-tail-call-optimized XEPs to functions with return type NIL
have been elimited.
initializes structure object slots according to DEFSTRUCT initforms,
and DEFSTRUCT forms :INCLUDEind structure classes defined using
DEFCLASS :METACLASS STRUCTURE-CLASS now inherit their initforms.
(reported by Bruno Haible and Stephen Wilson)
* bug fix: #395; fill-pointer output streams used now support
element-type BASE-CHAR as well.
* bug fix: compiler error when attempting to derive return value of
ARRAY-ELEMENT-TYPE when the array type was a union of intersection
* bug fix: address-spaces overlapped on OpenBSD. (thanks to Josh
* bug fix: Mac OS X binaries should now be portable between Leopard
and Tiger.
changes in sbcl-1.0.23 relative to 1.0.22:
* enhancement: when disassembling method functions, disassembly
for the associated fast function is also produced.
* enhancement: system stores DEFTYPE lambda-lists, so DESCRIBE can
report them.
* optimization: printing with *PRINT-PRETTY* true is now more
efficient as long as the object being printed doesn't require
special handling by the pretty printer.
* bug fix: slot symbol-macros from WITH-SLOTS inside DEFMETHOD bodies
now interact correctly with type declarations.
* partial bug fix: PCL detects infinite recursion during wrapper
validation. (thanks to Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: #426; nested function calls are inlined properly.
Previously if FOO was an inline function, in calls of the form
(FOO (FOO ...)) the outer call was not inlined.
* bug fix: long long arguments passed in registers to alien
functions on PowerPC Linux and NetBSD are now handled correctly
when preceded by SYSTEM-AREA-POINTERs. (reported by Josh Elsasser)
changes in sbcl-1.0.22 relative to 1.0.21:
* minor incompatible change: LOAD-SHARED-OBJECT no longer by default looks
for the shared object in the current directory, but passes the native
namestring of the designated pathname to the operation system's shared
object loading function as-it.
* minor incompatible change: --disable-debugger toplevel option now takes
effect before processing of initialization files and --eval or --load
* new feature: new commandline argument: --script, which supports
shebang lines. See documentation for details. (based on work by
Kevin Reid)
* new feature: SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE can save current values of
--dynamic-space-size and --control-stack-size in the executable core,
causing it to skip normal runtime option processing. See documentation
for details. (thanks to Zach Beane)
* enhancement: inoccous calls to EVAL or generic functions dispatching
on subclasses of eg. STREAM no longer cause compiler notes to appear.
* enhancement: the system no longer resignals errors from --load and
--eval toplevel arguments as SIMPLE-ERRORS, which caused restarts
associated with the original error to be lost. (thanks to Ariel
* enhancement: :DONT-SAVE keyword argument has been added to
LOAD-SHARED-OBJECT for controlling interaction with
the effects of an earlier LOAD-SHARED-OBJECT call.
* bug fix: ADJUST-ARRAY on multidimensional arrays used bogusly give
them a fill pointer unless :DISPLACED-TO or :INITIAL-CONTENTS were
provided. (reported by Cedric St-Jean)
* bug fix: circularity handling in the reader did not treat raw
structure slots correctly. (reported by Cedric St-Jean)
* bug fix: SERVE-EVENT occasionally signaled an error about bogus
file descriptors when there were none.
* bug fix: DEFINE-COMPILER-MACRO support of destructuring lambda-lists
was broken. (reporteed by Willem Broekema)
* bug fix: SB-EXT:NATIVE-NAMESTRING on Windows did not work on
pathnames without a directory.
* bug fix: COMPILE-FILE did not warn about undefined variable
references at toplevel, and LOAD of the resulting fasl did
not signal an error.
* bug fix: functions with non-required arguments used to end up with
(SB-C::&OPTIONAL-DISPATCH ...) as their name.
* bug fix: redefining a function with non-required arguments didn't
update the system's knowledge about its call signature properly.
* bug fix: fixed #431; incompatible alien record type redefinitions
are detected and handled. (reported by Neil Haven)
* bug fix: using RESTRICT-COMPILER-POLICY with DEBUG 3 could cause
PROGV miscompilation. (reported by Matthias Benkard, patch by Juho
* bug fix: on x86 and x86-64 backtraces were sometimes truncated
after alien stack frames.
* bug fix: strings passed to mk{s,d}temp lacked null termination
changes in sbcl-1.0.21 relative to 1.0.20:
* new feature: the compiler is able to track the effective type of a
generic function across method addition and removal.
* new feature: SB-EXT:ATOMIC-INCF allows atomic incrementation of
appropriately typed structure slots without locking.
* new feature: SB-EXT:CALL-WITH-TIMING provides access to timing
information like those gathered by TIME using a programming-friendly
* new feature: TIME reports time taken even if the form performs a
non-local transfer of control.
* enhancement: reduced conservativism on GENCGC platforms: on
average 45% less pages pinned (measured from SBCL self build).
* bug fix: SB-EXT:COMPARE-AND-SWAP on SYMBOL-VALUE can no longer
mutate constant symbols or violate declaimed type of the symbol.
* bug fix: SB-THREAD:SIGNAL-SEMAPHORE could fail to wakeup threads
sleeping on the semaphore in heavily contested semaphores.
* bug fix: semaphores and condition variables were not interrupt
* bug fix: SB-THREAD:CONDITION-WAIT doesn't allow waits on mutexes
owned by other threads anymore.
* bug fix: FIND on lists called KEY outside the specified
subsequence. (reported by budden)
* bug fix: LOG doesn't use single-float intermediate results when
given mixed integer and double-float arguments, leading to better
precision. (reported by Bob Felts)
* bug fix: LOG with base zero returned values of inconsistent type.
changes in sbcl-1.0.20 relative to 1.0.19:
* minor incompatible change: OPTIMIZE qualities
and SB-C::STACK-ALLOCATE-VALUE-CELLS no longer exist. See documentation
* documentation: some slot access efficiency guidelines have been
added to the user manual.
RASSOC, RASSOC-IF, and RASSOC-IF-NOT are now equally efficient
* optimization: calls to ASSOC, MEMBER, and RASSOC can be transformed
to more efficient EQ-comparison versions more often.
* optimization: enhanced derivation of DOLIST iteration variable type
for constant lists.
* optimization: constant folding of simple (LIST ...) forms as DOLIST
* optimization: runtime lookup of function definitions can be
elided in more cases, eg: (let ((x 'foo)) (funcall foo)).
* optimization: compiler is able to derive the return type of
* optimization: CLRHASH on empty hash-tables no longer does pointless
work. (thanks to Alec Berryman)
* optimization: REPLACE deftransforms don't punt when :START1 or
:START2 is given
* bug fix: compiling DESTRUCTURING-BIND on constant list arguments
no longer emits a code deletion note. (reported by Andrew
* bug fix: bogus odd-number-of-keywords STYLE-WARNINGs from calls to
functions with an odd number of &OPTIONAL arguments, a &REST
argument, and one or more &KEY arguments at the call site.
* bug fix: STYLE-WARNINGs for functions with both &OPTIONAL and &KEY
arguments appeared at call sites as well.
* bug fix: fixed #425; CLOSE drops input buffers from streams, so
READ-LINE &co can no longer read from them afterwards. (reported
by Damien Cassou)
* bug fix: fixed #427: unused local aliens no longer cause compiler
breakage. (reported by Stelian Ionescu, Andy Hefner and Stanislaw
* bug fix: non-local exit from a WITH-ALIEN form no longer causes
alien-stack leakage. (reported by Andy Hefner)
* bug fix: PROGV signals an error when an attempt to violate declared
type of a variable or bind a constant is made.
* bug fix: SET signals an error when an attempt to violate declared
type of a variable is made.
* bug fix: restart computation during the execution of a restart
test function no longer causes infinite recursion. (reported by
Michael Weber)
* bug fix: calling SB-COVER:REPORT with a non-directory pathname now
signals an error. (thanks to Pierre Mai)
* bug fix: EXPORT left symbol unexported in conflict situations.
(thanks to Michael Weber)
* bug fix: correctly handle name conflicts involving CL:NIL.
(thanks to Michael Weber)
* bug fix: RESOLVE-CONFLICT restart for name conflicts handles
conflicts arising from USEing package with conflicting symbols
correctly. (thanks to Michael Weber)
changes in sbcl-1.0.19 relative to 1.0.18:
* new feature: user-customizable variable SB-EXT:*MUFFLED-WARNINGS*;
warnings that go otherwise unhandled will be muffled if they are
of the type that's the value of this variable.
* optimization: stack allocation is slightly more efficient on x86
and x86-64.
* bug fix: DEFSTRUCT forms with user-specified :CONSTRUCTOR options,
where a raw slot always is initialized using the initform whose
type is not know sufficiently well a compile-time are now compiled
correctly. (reported by John Morrison)
* bug fix: compiler no longer makes erronous assumptions in the
presence of non-foldable SATISFIES types.
* bug fix: stack analysis missed cleanups of dynamic-extent
arguments in non-let-converted calls to local functions.
* improvements to the Windows port:
** adjusted address spaces for building on both Win32 and
Win64. (thanks for John Connors)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** interval arithmetic during type derivation used inexact integer
to single-float coercions.
** arithmetic operations involving large integers and single
floats give the same results in compiled and interpreted code.
** deriving the result type of COERCE no longer signals an error
if the derived type of the second argument is a MEMBER type
containing invalid type specifiers.
** ADJOIN with constant NIL as second argument works correctly.
changes in sbcl-1.0.18 relative to 1.0.17:
* minor incompatible change: SB-SPROF:WITH-PROFILING now by default
profiles only the current thread.
* minor incompatible change: changes to SYMBOL-VALUE of constants
defined with DEFCONSTANT now signal an error.
* enhancement: SB-SPROF now has support for wallclock profiling,
and is also able to profile specific threads. REPORT output
has also additional sorting options.
* enhancement: better pretty-printing of DEFPACKAGE forms. (Thanks
to Michael Weber)
* optimization: structure allocation has been improved
** constructors created by non-toplevel DEFSTRUCTs are ~40% faster.
** out of line constructors are ~10% faster.
** inline constructors are ~15% faster.
** inline constructors are capable of dynamic extent allocation
(generally on x86 and x86-64, in some cases on other platforms
as well.)
* optimization: simple uses of HANDLER-CASE and HANDLER-BIND no
longer cons.
* optimization: file compiler is now able to coalesce non-circular
lists, non-base strings, and bit-vectors. Additionally, constants
are never referenced through SYMBOL-VALUE at runtime.
* optimization: code defining methods on PRINT-OBJECT (and other
generic functions in the COMMON-LISP package) now loads faster.
* bug fix: EAI_NODATA is deprecated since RFC 3493. Stop using it
in sb-bsd-sockets.
* bug fix: if COMPILE-FILE aborts due to an unwind, the partial
fasl is now deleted. (reported by Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: READ-LINE always returned NIL for the last line in files.
(reported by Yoshinori Tahara)
* bug fix: more accurate disassembly annotations of foreign function
calls. (thanks to Andy Hefner)
* bug fix: trimming non-simple strings and non-string string
designators when the there is nothing to trim works properly.
(thanks to James Knight)
* new feature: SB-POSIX bindings for mlockall, munlockall, and setsid.
(thanks to Travis Cross)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** NIL is a valid function name (regression at
** FILL on lists was missing its return value (regression at
fill pointers properly (regression at
displacement indices properly (regression at
changes in sbcl-1.0.17 relative to 1.0.16:
* temporary regression: user code can no longer allocate closure
variable storage on stack, due to bug 419 without explicitly
requesting it. Please consult sbcl-devel for advice if you need to
use this feature in the meanwhile.
* new feature: runtime argument --control-stack-size can be used to
adjust thread default control stack size.
* enhancement: improved TIME output
** all times are reported using the measured accuracy (milliseconds
for real and GC times, microseconds for everything else.)
** processor cycle counts on x86 and x86-64.
** interpreted forms are counted for both evaluator modes.
** number of lambdas converted by the compiler is reported.
** CPU percentage report (computed from real and total run time.)
** more comprehensive run time reporting, using a condenced format
** interperted form, lambda, and page fault counts are omitted
when zero.
* optimization: ADJOIN and PUSHNEW are upto ~70% faster in normal
SPEED policies.
* optimization: APPEND is upto ~10% faster in normal SPEED policies.
* optimization: two argument forms of LAST are upto ~10% faster
in normal SPEED policies.
* optimization: NCONC no longer needs to heap cons its &REST list
in normal SPEED policies.
* bug fix: SB-FLUID build feature no longer breaks the build. (thanks
to Sidney Markowitz)
* bug fix: UNION and NUNION work with :TEST-NOT once more,
regression since (thanks to Eric Marsden)
* bug fix: result of MAKE-ARRAY can be stack allocated - regression
since (thanks to Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: LAST when always returned the whole list when given a bignum
as the second argument.
* bug fix: dynamic extent allocation of nested lists and vectors
could leak to otherwise accessible parts.
* bug fix: invalid optimization of heap-allocated alien variable
* bug fix: fasl header checking is less vulnerable to different
platform word lengths.
* bug fix: more correct assembler syntax for GNU binutils support. (thanks to Marijn Schouten)
* bug fix: fix ECASE warnings from CMUCL-as-xc-host. (reported by
Andreas Franke)
* bug fix: the fopcompiler can handle LOCALLY forms (with no
declarations) successfully. (reported by Attila Lendvai)
changes in sbcl-1.0.16 relative to 1.0.15:
* minor incompatible change: revert the changes to sb-posix's error
signaling added in 1.0.14.
* minor incompatible change: change PROBE-FILE back to returning
NIL whenever we can't get a truename, as was the case before 1.0.14.
* minor incompatible change: SB-BSD-SOCKETS:NAME-SERVICE-ERROR now
inherits from ERROR instead of just CONDITION.
* new feature: SB-INTROSPECT can provide source locations for instances
as well. (thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* optimization: binding special variables now generates smaller code
on threaded platforms.
* optimization: MEMBER and ASSOC are over 50% faster for :TEST #'EQ
and cases where no :TEST is given but the compiler can infer that
the element to search is of type (OR FIXNUM (NOT NUMBER)).
* optimization: better LOGNOT on fixnums.
* optimization: modular arithmetic for a particular requested width
is implemented using a tagged representation unless a better
representation is available.
* fixed bug 423: TRULY-THE and *CHECK-CONSISTENCY* interaction.
* bug fix: SB-BSD-SOCKETS:MAKE-INET-ADDRESS checks the input string
for wellformedness and returns a specialized vector. (reported by
Francois-Rene Rideau)
* bug fix: FIND-CLASS was not thread-safe. (reported by Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: ~R was broken for vigtillions. (thanks to Luis Oliveira)
* bug fix: attempt to obtain *SCHEDULER-LOCK* recursively when
unscheduling timer at the same time as another timer fires.
* bug fix: don't reschedule timers for dead threads.
* bug fix: periodic polling was broken. (thanks to Espen S Johnsen)
* bug fix: copying output from RUN-PROGRAM to a stream signalled
bogus errors if select() was interrupted.
* enhancement: add support for fcntl's struct flock to SB-POSIX.
changes in sbcl-1.0.15 relative to sbcl-1.0.14:
* enhancement: cleaner backtraces for interactive interrupts, as
well as other cases where the interesting frames used to be
obscured by interrupt handling frames.
* enhancement: untracing a whole package using (UNTRACE "FOO") is
now supported, and tracing a whole package using (TRACE "FOO") now
traces SETF-functions as well.
* enhancement: implement SB-POSIX:MKTEMP and SB-POSIX:MKDTEMP.
* SB-DEBUG:PRINT-FRAME-CALL now prints the entry-point kind even
* unreadably printed representation of hash-tables now includes
weakness if any.
* bug fix: partially fixed #188: type propagation from assignments
is now more efficient.
* bug fix: fixed #407: (COERCE X 'SINGLE-FLOAT) and (COERCE X
'DOUBLE-FLOAT) are not flushable.
* bug fix: on x86 and x86-64 pointer based EQ-hashing now uses the
full address of the object, and none of the tag bits.
* bug fix: readably printing hash-tables now respects other printer
control variables. (reported by Cedric St-Jean)
* bug fix: compiler gave a bogus STYLE-WARNING for the :SYNCHRONIZED
keyword with MAKE-HASH-TABLE.
* bug fix: export SB-POSIX:MKSTEMP.
* bug fix: SORT was not interrupt safe.
* bug fix: XREF accounts for the last node of each basic-block as
* bug fix: MAKE-INSTANCE optimizations interacted badly with
non-keyword :DEFAULT-INITARGS in the presence of :BEFORE/:AFTER
methods on SHARED-INITIALIZE. (thanks to Matt Marjanovic)
* bug fix: the CTOR optimization for MAKE-INSTANCE should no longer
create obsolete instances in the case of redefinition or
obsoletion of a superclass. (thanks to Andy Hefner)
* bug fix: Support for the Alpha architecture has been revived; it had
suffered somewhat from lack of maintenance since sbcl-1.0.
* improvements to the Windows port:
** The system detects the codepage to use at startup, instead of
using the value from the saved core. (thanks to Kei Suzuki)
changes in sbcl-1.0.14 relative to sbcl-1.0.13:
* new feature: SB-EXT:*EXIT-HOOKS* are called when the process exits
(see documentation for details.)
* revived support for OpenBSD (contributed by Josh Elsasser)
* partially fixed bug #108: ROOM no longer suffers from occasional
(AVER (SAP= CURRENT END)) failures.
* fixed bug #402: proclaimed non-standard declarations in DEFMETHOD
bodies no longer cause a WARNING to be signalled. (reported by
Vincent Arkesteijn)
* bug fix: (TRUNCATE X 0) when X is a bignum now correctly signals
DIVISION-BY-ZERO. Similarly for MOD and REM (which suffered due to
the bug in TRUNCATE.) (reported by Michael Weber)
* bug fix: SB-SPROF:REPORT no longer signals an error if there are
no samples. (reported by Andy Hefner)
* bug fix: functions compiled using (COMPILE NIL '(LAMBDA ...))
no longer appear as (NIL ...) frames in backtraces.
* bug fix: RESOLVE-CONFLICT (and the other name conflict machinery)
is now actually exported from SB-EXT as documented. (reported by
Maciej Katafiasz)
* bug fix: sb-aclrepl now correctly understands how to inspect
single-floats on 64-bit platforms where single-floats are not boxed.
* bug fix: SB-MOP:CLASS-SLOTS now signals an error if the class has not
yet been finalized. (reported by Levente Meszaros)
* bug fix: CLOSE :ABORT T behaves more correctly on Windows.
* DESCRIBE and (DOCUMENTATION ... 'OPTIMIZE) describe meaning of
SBCL-specific optimize qualities.
changes in sbcl-1.0.13 relative to sbcl-1.0.12:
* minor incompatible change: RUN-PROGRAM now uses execvp(3) to find
an executable in the search path, and does so in the child
process's PATH. The function FIND-EXECUTABLE-IN-SEARCH-PATH has
been removed; it can be found in the CVS history, for somebody who
needs that search behavior (see the manual).
* minor incompatible change: compiler policy re. weakening type
checks has changed: now type checks are weakened only if SAFETY < 2
* SB-EXT:NATIVE-NAMESTRING takes a new keyword AS-FILE, forcing
unparsing of directory pathnames as files. Analogously,
filename to parse into a directory pathname.
* enhancement: implicit generic function creation now signals a
specific style-warning IMPLICIT-GENERIC-FUNCTION-WARNING, which
users can bind handlers for and muffle around calls to LOAD.
* enhancement: RUN-PROGRAM allows unicode arguments and environments
to be used (using the default stream external format), and allows
non-simple strings to be used. (thanks to Harald Hanche-Olsen)
* optimization: COPY-SEQ, FILL, and SUBSEQ are 30-80% faster for
strings and vectors whose element-type or simplicity is not fully
known at compile-time.
* optimization: STRING-TRIM and related functions no longer allocate
a new string when no trimming needs to be performed. These functions
are also faster than before when the input string has been declared
as a simple-string.
* optimization: READ-SEQUENCE on simple-strings is up to 80% faster.
* optimization: READ-LINE is significantly faster for files containing
long lines.
* optimization: non-open coded uses of character comparison operators
(e.g. char=) no longer cons when called with more than one parameter
on platforms supporting dynamic-extent allocation.
* bug fix: READ-SEQUENCE on composite stream wrapping a Gray stream
with STREAM-ELEMENT-TYPE (UNSIGNED-BYTE 8) signalled an error.
* bug fix: COPY-SEQ on lists did not signal a type-error on improper
lists in safe code.
* bug fix: some sequence functions elided bounds checking when
* bug fix: too liberal weakening of union-type checks when SPEED >
* bug fix: more bogus fixnum declarations in ROOM implementation
have been fixed.
changes in sbcl-1.0.12 relative to sbcl-1.0.11:
* new feature: MAKE-HASH-TABLE now experimentally accepts a
:SYNCHRONIZED argument, which makes the hash-table safe for
concurrent accesses (but not iteration.) See also:
* optimization: CONCATENATE on strings is an order of magnitude faster
in code compiled with (> SPEED SPACE).
* optimization: SUBSEQ is ~50% faster on lists.
* bug fix: bug 417 fixed -- source location reporting is now more robust.
* bug fix: SUBSEQ on a list will now correctly signal an error if if
END is smaller then START.
* bug fix: SB-PROFILE will no longer report extra consing for nested
calls to profiled functions.
* bug fix: ROOM implementation had bogus fixnum declarations which
could cause type-errors when calling ROOM on large images.
* bug fix: if file compilation is aborted, the partial fasl is now
deleted, and COMPILE-FILE returns NIL as the primary value.
* bug fix: number of thread safety issues relating to SBCL's internal
hash-table usage have been fixed.
* bug fix: SB-SYS:WITH-PINNED-OBJECTS could cause garbage values to
be returned from its body when the values were being returned
using unknown-values return convection and the W-P-O was wrapped
* bug fix: sb-posix should now compile again under Windows, enabling
slime to work again.
changes in sbcl-1.0.11 relative to sbcl-1.0.10:
* incompatible change: hash-table accessor functions are no longer
automatically protected by locks. Concurrent accesses on the same hash-table
from multiple threads can give inconsistent results or even corrupt the
hash-table completely. Multi-threaded applications should do their own
locking at the correct granularity. In the current implementation it is
still safe to have multiple readers access the same table, but it's not
guaranteed that this property will be maintained in future releases.
* minor incompatible change: (SETF MUTEX-VALUE) is not longer supported,
and will signal an error at runtime.
* enhancement: SB-THREAD package now exports a semaphore interface.
* enhancement: CONS can now stack-allocate on x86 and
x86-64. (Earlier LIST and LIST* supported stack-allocation, but
CONS did not.)
* enhancement: nested lists can now be stack allocated on
platforms providing stack allocation support.
* enhancement: dynamic-extent support has been extended to support
cases where there are multiple possible sources for the stack
allocated value.
* optimization: RELEASE-MUTEX no longer needs to perform a syscall
if the mutex is uncontested on Linux.
* bug fix: symbol-macro expansion now uses the *MACROEXPAND-HOOK*
as specified by the CLHS. (thanks to Tobias Rittweiler)
* bug fix: NaN comparison now works on x86-64.
* bug fix: CLOSE :ABORT T on a stream with pending output now
* bug fix: instances of non-standard metaclasses using standard
instance structure protocol sometimes missed the slot type checks
in safe code.
* bug fix: known functions can be inlined in high-debug code.
changes in sbcl-1.0.10 relative to sbcl-1.0.9:
* minor incompatible change: the MSI installer on Windows no longer
associates .lisp and .fasl files with the installed SBCL.
* minor incompatible change: :UNIX is no longer present in *FEATURES*
on Windows. (thanks to Luis Oliviera)
* new feature: SB-CLTL2 contrib module now implements
FUNCTION-INFORMATION. (thanks to Larry D'Anna)
* optimization: scavenging weak pointers is now more efficient,
requiring O(1) instead of O(N) per weak pointer to identify
scanvenged vs. unscavenged pointers. (thanks to Paul Khuong)
* optimization: typechecking (SETF SLOT-VALUE) is now ~5x faster in
method bodies using constant slot-names when the first argument is
a specializer parameter for the method.
* optimization: SLOT-VALUE &co are now ~50% faster for variable slot
names, when the class of the instance is a direct instance
as slow as the constant slot-name case.)
* optimization: member type construction is now O(N) instead
of O(N^2).
* optimization: UNION and NUNION are now O(N+M) for large
inputs as long as the :TEST function is one of EQ, EQL, EQUAL, or
* enhancement: DEFINE-MODIFY-MACRO lambda-list information is
now more readable in environments like Slime which display it.
(thanks to Tobias C. Rittweiler)
* bug fix: SB-EXT:COMPARE-AND-SWAP was non-atomic unless the compiler
was able to infer the correct argument type for the object on which
the CAS operation was being performed.
* bug fix: copy propagation interfered with parallel assignment
semantics in local calls. (reported by Paul Khuong)
* bug fix: the signed modular fixnum shift compiled to wrong code on
x86 and x86-64. (spotted by a slight modification to some of
PFD's random tests)
changes in sbcl-1.0.9 relative to sbcl-1.0.8:
* minor incompatible change: SB-SYS:OUTPUT-RAW-BYTES is deprecated.
* enhancement: SB-EXT:FINALIZE accepts a :DONT-SAVE keyword argument,
indicating the finalizer should be cancelled when SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE
is called.
* enhancement: default PRINT-OBJECT methods for classes, slot-definitions,
and generic function now print the object identity for anonymous
instances. (thanks to Attila Lendvai)
* enhancement: as an extension to MOP, SBCL now supports SETF of
(thanks to Attila Lendvai)
* enhancement: sb-cover has an alternate annotation mode which puts
the form annotations at the car of the form, instead of annotating
it completely. The benefit of this mode is that it shows better
which forms were instrumented by the compiler.
* bug fix: new compiler transforms for MEMBER and ASSOC were affected
by printer control variables. (reported by Dan Corkill)
* bug fix: system leaked memory when delayed output was performed by
the OS in smaller chunks then expected. (thanks to David Smith)
* bug fix: system leaked memory when file streams were not closed
* bug fix: large objects written to slow streams that were modified
after the write could end up with the modified state written to
the underlying file descriptor.
* bug fix: multiple threads operating in parallel on the same stream
could cause buffer-overflows.
* bug fix: source location information is stored correctly
(broken since 1.0.6). This bug would generally show up as the
Slime debugger highlighting the wrong form when the sldb-show-source
command was used.
* bug fix: Branch forms are again annotated as branches in the sb-cover
* bug fix: GCD on MOST-NEGATIVE-FIXNUM no longer causes an infinite loop
on x86-64. (reported by Gregory Vanuxem)
* bug fix: EQUALP could return wrong results for structures with raw
slots (slots with a :TYPE of SINGLE-FLOAT, DOUBLE-FLOAT, or a machine
word). (reported by Vjacheslav Fyodorov)
* bug fix: sb-sprof sampling didn't work on non-x86oid platforms. (patch
by Pierre Mai)
changes in sbcl-1.0.8 relative to sbcl-1.0.7:
* enhancement: experimental macro SB-EXT:COMPARE-AND-SWAP provides
atomic compare-and-swap operations on threaded platforms.
* enhancement: experimental function SB-EXT:RESTRICT-COMPILER-POLICY
allows assigning a global minimum value to optimization qualities
(overriding proclamations and declarations).
* enhancement: closed over variables can be stack-allocated on x86
and x86-64.
* performance bug fix: GETHASH and (SETF GETHASH) are once again
* optimization: slot definition lookup is now O(1). This speeds up
eg. SLOT-VALUE and (SETF SLOT-VALUE) with variable slot names.
* optimization: STRING-TO-OCTETS is now up to 60% faster for UTF-8.
* optimization: ASSOC and MEMBER can now be open-coded for all
combinations of keyword arguments when second argument is constant
and SPEED >= SPACE. In other cases a specialized version is
* bug fix: using obsoleted structure instances with TYPEP and
generic functions now signals a sensible error.
* bug fix: threads waiting on GET-FOREGROUND can be interrupted.
(reported by Kristoffer Kvello)
* bug fix: backtrace construction is now more careful when making
lisp-objects from pointers on the stack, to avoid creating bogus
objects that can be seen by the GC.
* bug fix: defaulting of values in contexts expecting more than 7
variables now works on x86-64. (reported by Christopher Laux)
* bug fix: modifications to packages (INTERN, EXPORT, etc) are now
thread safe.
* bug fix: (SETF SYMBOL-PLIST) no longer allows assigning a non-list
as the property-list of a symbol.
* bug fix: DEFMETHOD forms with CALL-NEXT-METHOD in the method body,
situations requested, are once again file-compileable. (reported
by Sascha Wilde)
changes in sbcl-1.0.7 relative to sbcl-1.0.6:
* MOP improvement: support for user-defined subclasses of
SB-MOP:SPECIALIZER has been enhanced. The experimental interface
function SB-PCL:MAKE-METHOD-SPECIALIZERS-FORM, called as part of
the expansion of DEFMETHOD, is responsible for generating a form
which creates a list of specializers when evaluated. Additional
debugging and introspective support.
* minor incompatible change: the (unsupported) spinlock interface
has changed: free spinlock now has the value NIL, and a held spinlock
has the owning thread as its value.
WITH-LOCAL-INTERRUPTS as local macros. Refer to documentation string
for details.
* enhancement: name of a socket-stream is now "a socket" instead of
"a constant string".
* enhancement: SB-POSIX now supports lockf(). (Thanks to Zach Beane.)
* enhancement: SB-POSIX now supports getcwd(). (Thanks to Tassilo Horn.)
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT:FUNCTION-ARGLIST shows nicer argument lists
for generic functions. (Thanks to Tobias C. Rittweiler)
* optimization: bignum printing speed has been improved by 20-40%
(depending on the bignum size.)
* bug fix: WITH-MUTEX and WITH-RECURSIVE-LOCK are now interrupt safe
on Linux.
* bug fix: the cache used by the CLOS to store precomputed effective
methods, slot offsets, and constant return values is now thread and
interrupt safe.
* bug fix: generic function dispatch function updating is now thread
and interrupt safe (in the sense that the known issues have been
* bug fix: ADD/REMOVE-METHOD is now thread and interrupt safe.
* bug fix: interning EQL-specializers is now thread and interrupt safe.
* bug fix: asdf systems with dependencies to the SB-POSIX or
SB-BSD-SOCKETS contribs can be loaded with :FORCE T.
* bug fix: interrupt safety of applicable method computation has been
changes in sbcl-1.0.6 relative to sbcl-1.0.5:
* new contrib: sb-cover, an experimental code coverage tool, is included
as a contrib module.
* optimization: STRING-TO-OCTETS for unibyte encodings and UTF-8 is
significantly faster.
* optimization: calls of the form (AREF FOO (+ INDEX <constant>)) now
produce more efficient code on x86-64 if the compiler can determine
that (+ INDEX <constant>) does not require a bounds check and FOO
has an element type at least 8 bits wide.
* enhancement: a new, experimental synchronous timeout facility is
provided. Refer to SB-SYS:WITH-DEADLINE for details.
* enhancement: when a symbol name conflict error arises, the
conflicting symbols are always printed with a package prefix.
(thanks to Kevin Reid)
* enhancement: stepping is now once again supported on the SPARC and
MIPS platforms. (It is also now more likely to work on CheneyGC
builds on the PPC.)
* enhancement: sb-sprof can now also track and report accurate call
* bug fixes: the treatment of non-standard subclasses of
SB-MOP:SPECIALIZER is more correct.
* incompatible change: PURIFY no longer copies the data from the
dynamic space into the static and read-only spaces on platforms
that use the generational garbage collector
interrupt safe.
* bug fix: GC race condition occasionally resulting in crashes with
the error message "SIG_STOP_FOR_GC blocked at a bad place" has been
* bug fix: &ENVIRONMENT variables in macro lambda lists can now be
declared ignored.
* bug fix: DEFSETF lambda lists without &ENVIRONMENT no longer cause
a STYLE-WARNING to be signalled (regression from 1.0.4.)
* bug fix: an asynchronous interrupt could previously leave the
system running with GC inhibited.
* bug fix: a DECLARE form evaluated at top-level now causes an error
rather than silently (or verbosely) returning NIL.
* bug fix: trying to dissassemble functions compiled at high DEBUG could
result in a error being signalled due to source form lookup errors.
(reported by Peter Graves)
changes in sbcl-1.0.5 relative to sbcl-1.0.4:
* incompatible change: removed writer methods for host-ent-name,
host-ent-addresses -- changing the values did not update the DNS
information anyway.
* minor incompatible change: changed experimental JOIN-THREAD interface
* documentation: the manual now lists reader and writer methods
in class slot documentation sections. (thanks to Richard M Kreuter)
* documentation: unwinding from asyncronous events has been
documented as unsafe.
* documentation: SB-SYS:WITHOUT-GCING has been documented as unsafe
in multithreaded application code.
* optimization: GET-INTERNAL-REAL-TIME has been optimized on POSIX
platforms. (thanks to James Anderson for the optimization hint)
* optimization: REPLACE, SUBSEQ, and COPY-SEQ are now optimized in
more cases.
* optimization: STRING-{EQUAL,LESSP,GREATER-P} and their NOT-
variants no longer cons.
* optimization: Direct calls to CHAR-{EQUAL,LESSP,GREATERP} and
their NOT- variants no longer cons.
* optimization: EQUAL hash tables no longer use SXHASH for objects
of all data types, but instead use an EQL hash for types for which
EQUAL is the same as EQL.
* optimization: the non-inlined generic versions of AREF and (SETF AREF)
are significantly faster.
* optimization: new STRING-OUTPUT-STREAM implementation is much
faster for large outputs and conses 30% less on average.
* enhancement: XREF information is now collected for references made
to global variables using SYMBOL-VALUE and a constant argument.
* enhancement: SIGINT now causes a specific condition
* bug fix: FILE-POSITION used to signal an error in some cases where
ANSI requires it to return NIL.
* bug fix: ADJUST-ARRAY is now interrupt-safe.
* bug fix: adding and removing fd-handlers is now interrupt-safe.
* bug fix: inlined calls to C now ensure 16byte stack alignment on
* bug fix: bad type declaration in the CLOS implementation has
been fixed. (reported by James Anderson)
* bug fix: incorrect ROOM reporting on x86-64 has been fixed.
(thanks to Lutz Euler)
* bug fix: DEFSETF now allows &ENVIRONMENT and disallows &AUX as
required by the CLHS. (reported by Samium Gromoff)
* bug fix: dead unbound variable references now signal an error.
(reported by Marco Monteiro)
* bug fix: / with an unused value was being deleted in safe code.
(thanks to Marco Monteiro and Kevin Reid)
* bug fix: number of characters that can be written onto a single
line in a file is unlimited.
* bug fix: some GC deadlocks caused by asynchronous interrupts have
been fixed by inhibiting interrupts for when GC is disabled.
* bug fix: some interrupt safety issues with GETHASH, (SETF
GETHASH), CLRHASH and REMHASH have been fixed.
* bug fix: binding *BREAK-ON-SIGNALS* to a value that is not a type
specifier no longer causes infinite recursion.
* bug fix: SB-EXT:MUFFLE-CONDITIONS declarations no longer trigger a
bogus warning in DEFMETHOD bodies. (reported by Kevin Reid)
* bug fix: an &environment argument with the correct variable information
is passed to macros that are expanded during byte compilation.
(reported by Samium Gromoff)
* bug fix: a logic error was causing the hash function for bignums to
have excessive amounts of collisions. (reported by Faré Rideau)
* bug fix: modifying the contents of an array could change the return
value of SXHASH on that array, which is only allowed for strings
and bit vectors. (bug introduced in 0.9.16)
* improvement: the x86-64/darwin port now passes all tests (except
for the debugger tests) but should still be considered
experimental until this is fixed.
* improvement: a style-warning is signaled for CASE (etc) clauses with
duplicate keys. (thanks to Kevin Reid)
* improvement: macos/x86 and macos/x86-64 now use mach exception
handlers for dealing with illegal instructions (for trapping and
error handling) and memory protection violations (for GC).
changes in sbcl-1.0.4 relative to sbcl-1.0.3:
* new platform: experimental support for x86-64/darwin (MacOS).
* incompatible change: the thread-safe (on most platforms) getaddrinfo
and getnameinfo sockets functions are used instead of gethostbyaddr
and gethostbyname, on platforms where the newer functions are available.
As a result, the ALIASES field of HOST-ENT will always be NIL on these
* change: runtimes with embedded cores (i.e. saved with :EXECUTABLE T)
don't print the startup banner, but behave as if --noinform was passed
as a command line argument. (thanks to Kevin Reid)
* new experimental feature: added JOIN-THREAD (by NIIMI Satoshi)
* optimization: code using alien values with undeclared types is much faster.
* optimization: the compiler is now able to open code SEARCH in more cases.
* optimization: more compact typechecks on x86-64 (thanks to Lutz Euler)
* bug fix: using standardized COMMON-LISP special variables as loop
variables no longer signals bogus package lock violations. (reported
by Eric Marsden)
* bug fix: declaring local loop variables to be of a range-limited type
such as (SINGLE-FLOAT 1.0 2.0) no longer causes a compile-time error.
(reported by Andras Simon)
* bug fix: >= and <= gave wrong results when used with NaNs. (Some NaN
bugs remain on x86-64.)
* bug fix: the #= and ## reader macros now interact reasonably with
funcallable instances.
* bug fix: type-checks for function arguments were compiled using the
compiler policy settings of the wrong lexical environment (in 1.0.2
and 1.0.3).
* bug fix: SHADOW accepts characters as string designators, as required
by the spec (thanks to Eric Marsden)
* bug fix: fixed GC safety issues when foreign functions are called with
non-base strings as arguments
* bug fix: more consistent error output for fatal-compiler-warnings, like
reader errors
* bug fix: functions with proper names were showing up as NIL in
backtraces (reported by Edi Weitz, regression in 1.0.2)
changes in sbcl-1.0.3 relative to sbcl-1.0.2:
* new platform: NetBSD/PPC. (thanks to Aymeric Vincent)
* optimization: calls of the form (AREF FOO (+ INDEX <constant>)) now
produce more efficient code on the x86 if the compiler can determine
that (+ INDEX <constant>) does not require a bounds check and FOO
has an element type at least 8 bits wide.
* bug fix: references to undefined variables are handled the same way
in toplevel forms as in the normal compiler
* bug fix: the build scripts again work with non-bash /bin/sh (thanks
to Magnus Henoch)
* bug fix: use "gtar" as the asdf-install *TAR-PROGRAM* on NetBSD
(thanks to Jon Buller)
* improvement: faster compilation times for complex functions
* improvement: added readlink support to SB-POSIX (thanks to Richard
M Kreuter)
changes in sbcl-1.0.2 relative to sbcl-1.0.1:
* improvement: experimental support for mach exception handling on
x86/macos. requires building with :MACH-EXCEPTION-HANDLER feature
to use.
* improvement: support for GBK external format.
(thanks to Chun Tian (binghe))
* improvement: the debugger now displays variables that have been closed
over, in code compiled with (DEBUG 2) or higher
* improvement: support for executable cores on NetBSD (thanks to
Richard Kreuter)
* new feature: added a RESTART-FRAME debugger command
* new feature: new generic function SB-GRAY:STREAM-FILE-POSITION can
be used to provide an implementation for FILE-POSITION on Gray streams
(thanks to Eric Marsden)
* new feature: add syslog, openlog and closelog support to SB-POSIX
(thanks to Richard Kreuter)
* optimization: the function call overhead in code compiled with
a high DEBUG optimization setting is significantly
* bug fix: an error is signaled for attempts to use READ-SEQUENCE
for a (SIGNED-BYTE 8) stream and (UNSIGNED-BYTE 8) vector, or vice versa.
(thanks to Tony Martinez)
* bug fix: the initforms for DEFMETHOD &AUX parameters are only
evaluated once (reported by Kevin Reid)
* bug fix: the :SHOW-PROGRESS keyword parameter to SB-SPROF:WITH-PROFILING
works again (thanks to Kilian Sprotte)
* bug fix: an error is signaled for tagbodies with duplicate tags
(thanks to Stephen Wilson)
* bug fix: NIL can be used as a tagbody tag (thanks to Stephen Wilson)
* bug fix: Win32 port can now handle foreign code unwinding Lisp
stack frames from alien callbacks.
* bug fix: ATANH returned incorrect results on win32 (thanks to Pierre Mai)
* bug fix: SBCL works on Linux/ppc systems with a kernel configured to use
65k pages (thanks to David Woodhouse)
* bug fix: fix SB-POSIX dirent and socket on NetBSD (thanks to Richard Kreuter)
changes in sbcl-1.0.1 relative to sbcl-1.0:
* new platform: FreeBSD/x86-64, including support for threading.
* new feature: the compiler stores cross-referencing information
about function calls (who-calls), macroexpansion (who-macroexpands)
and special variables (who-binds, who-sets, who-references) for code
compiled with (< SPACE 3). This information is available through the
sb-introspect contrib.
* new feature: users may subclass SEQUENCE, and have instances of
these classes interoperate with standard Common Lisp functions if
a number of methods are defined. (This feature is experimental
and the interface subject to change based on feedback from SBCL
users and the general community)
* improvement: sb-sprof traces call stacks to an arbitrary depth on
x86/x86-64, rather than the previous fixed depth of 8
* improvement: another pthread back-end of mutex "pthread-futex".
* bug fix: non-ascii command-line arguments are processed correctly
(thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
* bug fix: non-required arguments were not passed correctly when a method
defined using DEFMETHOD was called from a mop-generated method using
CALL-NEXT-METHOD (reported by Pascal Costanza)
* bug fix: recursion is now permitted in accessors through
SLOT-UNBOUND. (reported by Pascal Costanza)
* bug fix: an error was signaled at startup if the HOME environment
variable was defined, but had an empty value (reported by Peter Van Eynde)
* bug fix: non ordinary lambda-list keyword in ordinary lambda lists
signal a PROGRAM-ERROR, not a BUG.
* bug fix: SB-POSIX:READDIR works when built with large file support.
* bug fix: ENOUGH-NAMESTRING works relative to #p"/" as well. (thanks
to Marco Monteiro)
* enhancement: DESTRUCTURING-BIND lambda-list uses &BODY instead of &REST
for better automatic indentation support. (thanks to Matt Pillsbury)
* optimization: loading generic functions no longer takes O(n^2) time,
proportional to the amount of methods in the generic function
(reported by Todd Sabin and Jeremy Brown)
* optimization: the FIND and POSITION family of sequence functions
are significantly faster on arrays whose element types have been
* improvements to the Windows port:
** Intermittent heap corruption problems have been fixed. (thanks
to Alastair Bridgewater)
** TRACE :ENCAPSULATE NIL (and function end breakpoints)
work on Windows.
** Lisp is able to unwind foreign exception frames from alien
callbacks. (thanks to Alastair Bridgewater)
changes in sbcl-1.0 relative to sbcl-0.9.18:
* improvement: experimental support for threading on FreeBSD/x86.
(thanks to NIIMI Satoshi)
* improvement: runtime option --dynamic-space-size can be used
to set the size of the dynamic space reserved on startup.
* improvement: floating point modes in effect are now saved in
core, and restored on startup.
* improvement: GET-INTERNAL-REAL-TIME now reports the time since
startup, not time since first call to GET-INTERNAL-REAL-TIME.
* improvement: SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE explicitly checks that multiple
threads are not running after *SAVE-HOOKS* have run.
* improvement: writes to CLOS instance slots are type-checked in code
compiled with (SAFETY 3)
* improvement: floating-point exception handling on FreeBSD (thanks to
NIIMI Satoshi)
* improvement: SB-POSIX supports time(2), utime(2) and utimes(2)
(thanks to Zach Beane)
* improvement: support for files larger than 2GB for CL streams and SB-POSIX
on Linux/x86
* improvement: added support for the Shift-JIS external format.
(contributed by NIIMI Satoshi)
* improvement: callbacks are supported on Linux/PPC. (thanks to
Joshua Ross)
* bug fix: compiler bug triggered by a (non-standard) VALUES
declaration in a LET* was fixed. (reported by Kaersten Poeck)
* bug fix: file compiler no longer confuses validated and already
dumped structurres. (reported by Kaersten Poeck)
* bug fix: ADJUST-ARRAY :FILL-POINTER T on an array without a
fill-pointer signals a type-error as required. (thanks to
Lars Brinkhoff)
* bug fix: disassemly of funcallable instances works.
* bug fix: single stepping on PPC.
* bug fix: fix thread-safety problems in the type system (generally
manifesting as nonsensical errors like "STRING is a bad type specifier
for sequences" or "The value 1 is not of type FIXNUM")
* bug fix: version components are handled correctly in TRANSLATE-PATHNAME
(reported by Josip Gracin)
* bug fix: an error is signaled for attempts to displace arrays with
incompatible element types (thanks to Mario Mommer)
* bug fix: more correct handling of wide characters in debug info
(bug reported by Attila Lendvai and fixed by Juho Snellman)
* optimization: method calls with &OPTIONAL or &KEY arguments are faster
and don't cause extra consing
* optimization: MAP and MAP-INTO are significantly faster on vectors
whose elements types have been declared.
* Improvements to SB-SPROF:
** Support for allocation profiling
** Reduced profiling overhead, especially for long profiling runs
* Improvements to the Windows port:
** floating point exceptions are now reported correctly.
** stack exhaustion detection works partially.
** more accurate GET-INTERNAL-REAL-TIME.
** better RUN-PROGRAM behaviour in case of errors in the child
** PROBE-FILE now simplifies pathnames correctly.
** DIRECTORY now works correctly with :WILD-INFERIORS.
** DECODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME works on times before 00:00:00 January
1st 1970 (although time timezone data will be unreliable).
** Hyperbolic functions TANH, ASINH, ACOSH, and ATANH work.
changes in sbcl-0.9.18 (1.0.beta?) relative to sbcl-0.9.17:
* enhancement: SB-POSIX now supports cfsetispeed(3), cfsetospeed(3),
cfgetispeed(3), cfgetospeed(3), and related constants. (thanks to
Max-Gerd Retzlaff)
* bug fix: two potential GC deadlocks affecting threaded builds.
* bug fix: (TYPEP #\A '(NOT (MEMBER #\" #\{ #\:))) now correctly
returns T (reported by Anton Kazennikov)
* bug fix: the STORE-VALUE restart of CHECK-TYPE works correctly
with non-variable places
* bug fix: remove a race condition in the setting of
funcallable-instance functions, this should make threaded CLOS
code more stable against memory faults.
* bug fix: corruption of specials when unbinding is interrupted by an
asynchronous unwind (reported by Hannu Koivisto)
* improvement: the debugger will now also display local variables that
are only used once, for code compiled with a DEBUG optimization quality
of 2 or higher.
changes in sbcl-0.9.17 (0.9.99?) relative to sbcl-0.9.16:
* feature: weak hash tables, see MAKE-HASH-TABLE documentation
* incompatible change: External-format support for FFI calls. The
SB-ALIEN:C-STRING no longer implies an ASCII
external-format. Instead the string is subject to external-format
conversion. Additionally return values of type SB-ALIEN:C-STRING
are by default of type (SIMPLE-ARRAY CHARACTER), not
SIMPLE-BASE-STRING. For an alien type that behaves like the old
:ASCII :ELEMENT-TYPE BASE-CHAR). (thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
* incompatible change: SB-EXT package no longer contains the
following unused symbols: *GC-NOTIFY-AFTER*, *GC-NOTIFY-BEFORE*,
* incompatible change: the single-stepper is no longer available
on Alpha, Mips and Sparc platforms.
* minor incompatible change: the direct superclasses of
not (STANDARD-OBJECT FUNCTION). This makes the
class-precedence-lists of GENERIC-FUNCTION and
STANDARD-GENERIC-FUNCTION comply with the requirement of ANSI
* minor incompatible change: the default stream external format on
non-unicode SBCL is no longer detected from the locale, but is always
* new feature: Add a version of evaluator that uses an interpreter instead
of the compiler. EVAL still uses the compiler by default, to switch it
to use the interpreter, set the value of the variable
* minor incompatible change: the single-stepper REPL has been merged
with the normal debugger (see the "Stepping" heading of the debugger help
for more details). The debugger command STEP will no longer switch
to the single-stepper REPL.
* bug fix: ENOUGH-NAMESTRING on pathnames with no name and a pattern
for a type now works.
* bug fix: loading of default sysinit file works. (thanks to Leonid
* bug fix: better detection of circularities in the file-compiler.
(reported by Marco Monteiro)
* bug fix: the CL pathname functions now work with files that have
non-ASCII characters in their names (thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
* bug fix: The :PTY argument for RUN-PROGRAM will now work on
systems with Unix98 pty semantics.
* bug fix: ASDF-INSTALL will now work with bsd tar.
* bug fix: ASDF-INSTALL uses GNU tar on Solaris (thanks to Josip
* bug fix: timers expiring in dead threads no longer cause a
type-error (reported by Paul "Nonny Mouse").
* bug fix: thanks to more lightweight single-stepper instrumentation,
code compiled with (DEBUG 3) will compile and execute significantly faster,
and will have more accurate type-inferencing than before
* bug fix: SLOT-VALUE optimizations are no longer done on method parameters
whose bindings are modified
* improvements to the win32 port (thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk):
** bug fix: arguments to RUN-PROGRAM are escaped correctly
** replace dummy implementations of CL:MACHINE-INSTANCE and
CL:SOFTWARE-VERSION with proper version
changes in sbcl-0.9.16 relative to sbcl-0.9.15:
* feature: implemented the READER-METHOD-CLASS and
WRITER-METHOD-CLASS portion of the Class Initialization Protocol
as specified by AMOP.
* incompatible change: variable SB-EXT:*USE-IMPLEMENTATION-TYPES*
no longer exists.
* optimization: faster LOGCOUNT implementation on x86 and x86-64
(thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: hashing of general arrays and vectors has been
improved. (reported by Any Fingerhut)
* enhancement: SB-INTROSPECT is now able to find definitions of
profiled functions. (thanks to Troels Henriksen)
* enhancement: compiler-macro expansion applies now to FUNCALL forms
as well, allowing compiler-macros for SETF-functions to expand.
* enhancement: step-instrumentation no longer wraps known
single-value functions with multiple-value context, allowing
better type inference.
* fixed bug #337: use of MAKE-METHOD in method combination now works
even in the presence of user-defined method classes. (reported by
Bruno Haible and Pascal Costanza)
* fixed bug #339(c): if there are applicable methods not part of any
long-form method-combination group, call INVALID-METHOD-ERROR.
(reported by Bruno Haible)
* fixed bug #361: the :FUNCTION initarg in the protocol for
initialization of methods can now be used to override
internally-produced optimized functions. (reported by Bruno
* bug fix: extensions of MAKE-METHOD-LAMBDA which wrap the
system-provided lambda expression no longer cause warnings about
unbound #:|pv-table| symbols.
* bug fix: improved the handling of type declarations and the
detection of violations for keyword arguments with non-constant
* bug fix: potentially erronous calls to PATHNAME and
MERGE-PATHNAMES were being flushed in some cases.
(reported by Richard Kreuter)
* bug fix: compiled calls to TYPEP were mishandling obsolete
instances. (reported by James Bielman and Attila Lendvai)
* bug fix: format strings with ~> without matching ~< no longer
trigger an AVER, but signal an understandable error instead.
(reported by Antonio Martinez)
* bug fix: specifying an output-file without a pathname-type for
COMPILE-FILE or COMPILE-FILE-PATHNAME resulted in using the type
of input-file instead of "fasl". (reported by Robert Dodier)
* bug fix: compiler-macro lambda-list parsing of FUNCALL forms.
(reported by James Y Knight).
* bug fix: compiler-macros-function did not consider the environment
argument for shadowing by local functions.
* bug fix: compiler-macros expansion was inhibited by local INLINE
* bug fix: inline expansions of known functions were subject to
step-instrumentation in high debug policies, leading to problems
with type-inference.
* bug fix: compiler failed to differentiate between different CONS
types in some cases.
* bug fix: fixed input, output and error redirection in RUN-PROGRAM
for win32. (thanks to Mike Thomas and Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
* bug fix: #368: incorrect use of expressed vs. upgraded array
element type.
* bug fix: #306a: more precise unions of array types.
* thread-safety improvements:
** CONDITION-WAIT could return early on Linux, if the thread was
interrupted and subsequently continued with SIGCONT.
** STABLE-SORT and ADJUST-ARRAY were not reentrant.
changes in sbcl-0.9.15 relative to sbcl-0.9.14:
* added support for the ucs-2 external format. (contributed by Ivan
* minor incompatible change: pretty printing of objects of type
(cons symbol) is, in the default pprint-dispatch-table, now
sensitive to whether the symbol satisfies FBOUNDP. (thanks to
Marcus Pearce)
* minor incompatible change: SB-MOP:FINALIZE-INHERITANCE is now
called later in a class's lifetime, possibly as late as when the
first instance of the class is created. Previously,
SB-MOP:FINALIZE-INHERITANCE was called by the system as soon as a
class became finalizeable.
* fixed bug: FILE-POSITION sometimes returned inconsistent results
for multibyte external-format streams. (thanks to "vbzoli")
* fixed bug: CHANGE-CLASS would fail to preserve the values of slots
with :ALLOCATION :CLASS inherited from superclasses of the
original class.
* fixed bug: anonymous classes can now be created using the :NAME
initarg and MAKE-INSTANCE / REINITIALIZE-INSTANCE, as specified by
AMOP. (reported by Leonid Slobodov on comp.lang.lisp)
* fixed bug: core-files saved with :EXECUTABLE T can again be
executed when SBCL_HOME isn't set. (reported by James Knight)
* fixed bug: toplevel LOCALLY forms with declarations could
occasionally get miscompiled. (reported by Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
* fixed bug: printing from several different threads using different
values of *print-case* could cause invalid output, due to
some internal special variables of the printer not being bound
thread-locally (reported by Max Mikhanosha)
* fixed bug: SPECIALIZER metaobjects (including anonymous classes
and EQL-SPECIALIZERs) can be used as specializers to DEFMETHOD.
(reported by Pascal Costanza)
* fixed bug: FINALIZE-INHERITANCE is called from
REINITIALIZE-INSTANCE on classes when the class has previously
been finalized, as required by AMOP.
* minor code generation optimizations:
** better register allocation in CLOS dispatching functions
** overflow detection when coercing signed bytes to fixnums on x86-64
** is now implemented with one IMUL instruction instead of three shifts
** more efficient bit-vector access on x86 and x86-64
** more efficient access to raw structure slots on x86 and x86-64
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
return its argument.
changes in sbcl-0.9.14 relative to sbcl-0.9.13:
* feature: thread support on Solaris/x86, and experimental thread support
on OS X/x86.
* feature: SBCL now tries to signal a STORAGE-CONDITION when running out
of heap.
* feature: SBCL now provides USE-VALUE and STORE-VALUE restarts in the
default method for SLOT-UNBOUND.
* minor incompatible change: prevent the user from specializing the
new-value argument to SB-MOP:SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS. It's
somewhat counter to the intent of the protocol, I (CSR) think, and
additionally it just doesn't work in SBCL as currently
implemented, thanks to optimizations (that are always valid for
the other three SLOT-VALUEish functions, but not for the setter).
* minor incompatible change: the :SB-LDB feature is now enabled by
default, and DISABLE-DEBUGGER and ENABLE-DEBUGGER also affect
the low-level debugger.
* enchancement: RUN-PROGRAM is now able to extract the file-descriptor
from SYNONYM-STREAM and TWO-WAY-STREAM provided they can be decomposed
down to an SB-SYS:FD-STREAM, allowing direct communication in
more cases. Temporary files and pipes are still used as a fallback
* thread-safety: DECODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME & GET-DECODED-TIME depended
on the non-reentrant C functions localtime(3) and gmtime(3).
* bug fix: global optimization policy was not visible in LOCALLY and
* bug fix: class objects can be used as specializers in methods.
(reported by Pascal Costanza)
* bug fix: native unparsing of pathnames with :DIRECTORY NIL failed
with a type error. (reported by blitz_ on #lisp)
* bug fix: unparsing logical pathnames with :NAME :WILD :TYPE NIL
failed with a type error. (reported by Pascal Bourguignon)
* bug fix: merging pathnames against defaults with :DIRECTORY
starting with '(:RELATIVE :BACK) should preserve the :BACK.
(reported by James Y Knight)
* bug fix: saving large (>2GB) cores on x86-64 now works
* bug fix: a x86-64 backend bug when compiling (setf aref) with a
constant index and a (simple-array (signed-byte 32)) array
* bug fix: NAME-CHAR on an invalid symbol no longer signals an
error (patch by Robert J. Macomber)
* feature: TIME now displays the amount of run-time spent in GC
* bug fix: The debugger now does a better job of respecting
when printing SB-DEBUG:*DEBUG-CONDITION*. (This is a debugger-only
workaround for bug 403.)
* bug fix: floating point exception handling now works on FreeBSD
(thanks to NIIMI Satoshi)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** MISC.641: LET-conversion were not supposed to work in late
compilation stages.
* improvements to the Win32/x86 port:
** GET-INTERNAL-RUN-TIME implemented, thanks to Frank Buss.
** improved SB-BSD-SOCKETS support, thanks to Timothy Ritchey.
changes in sbcl-0.9.13 relative to sbcl-0.9.12:
* new feature: source path information is generated for macro-expansion
errors for use in IDE's like Slime (thanks to Helmut Eller)
* bug fix: calls to the compiler no longer modify *RANDOM-STATE*
* bug fix: compiler does not loop forever on an invalid type in
* improvement: compilation of most CLOS applications is significantly
* optimization: added a limited bytecode compiler for simple toplevel
forms, speeding up compilation and FASL loading
* bug fix: the statistical profiler now properly distinguishes anonymous
changes in sbcl-0.9.12 relative to sbcl-0.9.11:
* minor incompatible change: in sbcl-0.9.11 (but not earlier
versions) SB-MOP:FINALIZE-INHERITANCE would recursively descend
into subclasses of the finalized class. Now user calls to
FINALIZE-INHERITANCE finalize just the one class, and calls by the
system return before any subclasses are finalized.
* minor incompatible change: The reader no longer ignores errors
regarding non-existent packages in #+ and #- feature tests.
* new feature: command line options --no-sysinit, --no-userinit to
inhibit loading the corresponding init files
* new feature: add a generic function SOCKET-SEND to SB-BSD-SOCKETS,
for sending data through UDP sockets (thanks to François-René Rideau)
* minor incompatible change: SIGPIPE is ignored and "Broken pipe"
error is signalled instead (thanks to François-René Rideau)
* minor incompatible change: Error signalling behaviour of lexical
operations violating package locks has changed slightly. Refer to
documentation on package locks for details.
* enhancement: EVAL can process IF-expressions without resorting to the
* bug fix: Some operations involving SIN, COS, or TAN weren't being
constant-folded properly due to missing out-of-line functions.
(reported by Mika Pihlajamäki)
* bug fix: LISTEN sometimes returned T even in cases where no data was
immediately available from the stream
* fixed bug: types of the last two arguments to SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR
were reversed. (reported by Levente Mészáros)
* fixed bug: Tests for the (VECTOR T) type gave the wrong answer
when given a vector displaced to an adjustable array. (reported
by Utz-Uwe Haus)
* bug fix: derivation of float boundaries from numbers outside the
appropriate float range (reported by John Wiseman)
* bug fix: MAKE-LOAD-FORM-SAVING-SLOTS accepts en empty slot name
* bug fix: precomputing cache entries for generic functions with
some subclasses of specializers as yet invalid does not attempt to
fill a cache line with a negative offset. (reported by Levente
* improvements to DOCUMENTATION for TYPE and STRUCTURE doc-types:
allow condition class objects as arguments to DOCUMENTATION and
(SETF DOCUMENTATION); only find and set documentation for
structure names for the STRUCTURE doc-type. (suggested by Gary
* improvements to the Win32/x86 port:
** (user-homedir-pathname) and default initialization file
locations now know about the user's "Documents and Settings"
directory (thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk)
** run-program is implemented (thanks to Mike Thomas)
** sockets support (thanks to Timothy Ritchey)
** better backtrace support (thanks to Alastair Bridgewater)
** sb-grovel supported
** asdf-install and sb-posix work somewhat
** capable of running Slime using SWANK:*COMMUNICATION-STYLE* NIL
* improvements to the Solaris/x86 port:
** works on Solaris 11/Solaris Express
** floating-point exception handling support
** support for the breakpoint-based TRACE :ENCAPSULATE NIL facility
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** REMOVE-METHOD returns its generic function argument even when
the method is not one of the generic functions' methods.
** objects declared as MEMBER types can be admissible arguments to
structure accessors.
** printing characters should simply be printed by the FORMAT ~:C
** compiler failure when compiling functions with hairy constant
defaults for optional parameters.
** compiler produces wrong code when MAYBE-INLINE-expanding a
function, which is already optimized.
changes in sbcl-0.9.11 relative to sbcl-0.9.10:
* new platform: experimental support for SBCL x86/Darwin, including
MacOS X 10.4.5 on Intel.
* new feature: Unicode character names are now known to the system
(through CHAR-NAME and NAME-CHAR).
* new feature: the filesystem location of SBCL's core file is
exposed to lisp through the variable SB-EXT:*CORE-PATHNAME*.
* minor incompatible change: the contrib modules SB-POSIX and
SB-BSD-SOCKETS no longer depend on stub C libraries; the intent of
this change is to make it easier to distribute
location-independent binaries.
* bug fix: as implied by AMOP, standardized classes no longer have
slots named by external symbols of public packages. (reported by
Pascal Costanza)
* optimization: calling functions via constant symbols -- as in
(FUNCALL 'FOO) -- is now roughly as efficient as calling them
via the function object as in (FUNCALL #'FOO).
* optimization: on x86 and x86-64, the calling convention for the
case of dealing with an unknown number of values has been altered
to be friendlier to the prediction heuristics implemented,
particularly with reference to CALL and RET pairing. (thanks to
Alastair Bridgewater)
* optimization: on x86, the code for access to thread-local symbol
values and binding/unbinding of thread-local symbols is smaller.
(thanks to Alastair Bridgewater)
* enhancement: CONSTANTP is now able to determine constantness of
more complex forms, including calls to constant-foldable standardized
functions and some special forms beyond QUOTE.
* fixed bug: occasional GC crashes on Solaris/x86
* optimization: x86-64 supports stack allocation of results of simple
calls of MAKE-ARRAY, bound to variables, declared DYNAMIC-EXTENT
* enchancement: the PROCESS-INPUT and -OUTPUT streams created by
SB-EXT:RUN-PROGRAM can be used for both character and byte IO
(thanks to James Knight)
* fixed bug: CL:LISTEN always returns NIL at end of file, as required
by the standard (thanks to Stephen Compall)
changes in sbcl-0.9.10 relative to sbcl-0.9.9:
* new feature: new SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE keyword argument :EXECUTABLE can
be used for bundling the runtime and the core file into one
executable binary. This feature is not currently supported on all SBCL
platforms. (thanks to James Bielman and NIIMI Satoshi)
* new feature: a generational or ephemeral garbage collector is now
the default on the PowerPC platform (both Linux and Darwin). The
old Cheney (stop and copy) collector is a build-time option.
(thanks to Cyrus Harmon, after Raymond Toy)
* minor incompatible change: the method by which SBCL finds its
contributed modules has changed; it no longer relies on symbolic
links from an $SBCL_HOME/systems directory, but searches directly
in the subdirectories of $SBCL_HOME.
* enhancement: the dynamic heap size on the Linux/PPC platform is
markedly larger, even using the older Cheney garbage collector.
* fixed bug #399: full call to DATA-VECTOR-REF in accesses to
certain complicated string types. (reported by Gary King)
* fixed bug: STRING-TO-OCTETS and OCTETS-TO-STRING did not convert
character codes. (thanks to Yaroslav Kavenchuk and Ivan Boldyrev)
* fixed bug: DOCUMENTATION on structures no longer signals an
error if no structure type of the right name exists. (reported by
Glenn Ehrlich)
* fixed bug: compiled calls to MAKE-INSTANCE where there is an
applicable non-standard primary or :AROUND method on
no longer cause unbound variable errors. (reported by Kevin Reid)
* fixed bug: metacircle resolution in cases where methods have slots
added before the slots from STANDARD-METHOD. (reported by Jean
* fixed bug: the Power PC assembly code for calling into lisp
sometimes computed its return address wrongly (depending on the
15th bit of the address, fixed at link time). This used to
manifest itself in a segmentation violation while building PCL.
(reported by Kevin Rosenberg, Eric Marsden, Lars Brinkhoff and
many others over the years)
* fixed bug: ROOM no longer reports silly numbers for stack usage if
the stack pointer (treated as a signed integer) is negative.
(thanks to Peter van Eynde)
changes in sbcl-0.9.9 relative to sbcl-0.9.8:
* new platform: experimental support for the Windows operating
system has been added. (thanks to Alastair Bridgewater)
* fixed several bugs in and robustified the PPC FFI (including
callbacks). (thanks to Cyrus Harmon and Heiner Schwarte)
* bug fix: allow non-simple string symbol names (reported by Paul
* bug fix: interrupt handling on NetBSD (thanks to Richard M
* bug fix: saving a core corrupted callbacks on x86/x86-64
* bug fix: closed a loophole in metacircularity detection and
grounding in the PCL implementation of CLOS.
* bug fix: TRUENAME on "/" no longer returns a relative pathname.
(reported by tomppa on #lisp)
* bug fix: clear the direction flag on Lisp -> C transitions, as
required by the x86-64 ABI. Fixes mysterious GC crashes on SuSE.
(reported by Andrej Grozin and Hendrik Maryns)
* optimization: major improvements to GC efficiency on GENCGC platforms
* optimization: faster implementation of EQUAL
* optimization: emit more efficient opcodes for some common
immediate->register MOV instructions on x86-64. (thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: several other minor code-generation improvements on x86-64
* fixed segfaults on x86 FreeBSD 7-current. (thanks to NIIMI Satoshi)
changes in sbcl-0.9.8 relative to sbcl-0.9.7:
* minor incompatible change: (SETF CLASS-NAME) and (SETF
GENERIC-FUNCTION-NAME) are generic functions once more (reverting
the change in the 0.9.7 release). (SETF CLASS-NAME) is specified
by ANSI as a generic function, and for consistency (SETF
GENERIC-FUNCTION-NAME) is treated likewise.
* fixed bug #233.b: make constraint propagation notice when a variable
value is changed after it is referenced but before it is used
* fixed bug #296: no more arbitrary behaviour from filenames with
odd characters as --load arguments. (reported by Adam Warner)
* fixed bug #390: :CHARACTER-SET pathname components now work as
expected. (reported by Tim Daly Jr)
* fixed bug #391: complicated :TYPE intersections in slot
definitions no longer cause an error in PCL internals.
* fixed bug #392: plugged a hole in the obsolete-instance protocol.
* bug fix: FILE-STRING-LENGTH is now external-format sensitive,
returning the number of octets which would be written to the
file-stream. (thanks to Robert J. Macomber)
* bug fix: the SB-SIMPLE-STREAMS contrib passes external-format
arguments to the internal stream functions. (thanks to David
* bug fix: stack exhaustion is now handled on the x86/SunOS
platform. (thanks to Daisuke Homma)
* bug fix: more accurate ROOM results on GENCGC platforms
* optimization: improved type inference for arithmetic-for
index variables in LOOP
* optimization: faster floating-point SQRT on x86-64
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** DOCUMENTATION returns NIL instead of "" for method combinations
that don't have a docstring

changes in sbcl-0.9.7 relative to sbcl-0.9.6:
* minor incompatible change: (SETF CLASS-NAME) and (SETF
GENERIC-FUNCTION-NAME) are no longer generic functions, and
therefore are not customizeable by user code (as seems to be at
least permitted and maybe required by AMOP). As a consolation,
however, the SBCL implementation of these functions now calls
* bug fix: slot-definition documentation is propagated as per ANSI
argument, as do eslotd initialization methods. (from Pascal
Costanza's "Closer" project)
* bug fix: REINITIALIZE-INSTANCE on generic functions calls
COMPUTE-DISCRIMINATING-FUNCTION (almost) unconditionally, as
specified by AMOP.
* bug fix: it is now possible to have more than one subclass of
STANDARD-GENERIC-FUNCTION without causing stack overflow.
(reported by Bruno Haible, Pascal Costanza and others)
* bug fix: the dependent update protocol now works for generic
functions. (thanks to Gerd Moellmann; reported by Bruno Haible
and Pascal Costanza)
* bug fix: condition-class instances corresponding to
DEFINE-CONDITION forms are now created eagerly. (reported by
Kalle Olavi Niemitalo on comp.lang.lisp)
* bug fix: floating point printing is more accurate in some
circumstances. (thanks to Simon Alexander)
* bug fix: *COMPILE-FILE-PATHNAME* now contains the user's pathname
* bug fix: callbacks on OS X now preserve stack-alignment.
(thanks to Cyrus Harmon)
* enhancement: the x86-64 disassembler is much better at
disassembling SSE instructions. (thanks to Lutz Euler)
* enhancement: CHECK-TYPE on a variable now allows type-inference
(thanks to Vincent Arkesteijn)
* optimization: improved performance of EUC-JP external format.
(thanks to NIIMI Satoshi)
* optimization: performance improvements to IO on file streams of
* optimization: much faster memory allocation on x86-64
* optimization: faster garbage collections (latency and throughput)
on gencgc
* optimization: faster bignum subtraction and division on x86 and x86-64
(thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: more accurate type-inference for loops that use a
floating point index variable or a negative step.
changes in sbcl-0.9.6 relative to sbcl-0.9.5:
* bug fix: add a workaround to SBCL looping infinitely at startup on
Linux kernels with apparently buggy implementations of personality().
(thanks to Svein Ove Aas)
* bug fix: Unicode symbols are correctly printed in LDB backtraces
(thanks to David Lichteblau)
* bug fix: local bindings shadow global symbol macros for
macroexpansion. (reported by Matthew D Swank on comp.lang.lisp)
* optimization: non-open coded uses of numeric comparison operators
(e.g. >) no longer cons when called with more than one parameter
on platforms supporting dynamic-extent allocation.
* enhancement: saving cores with foreign code loaded is now supported
on MIPS/Linux in addition to the previously supported platforms.
* bug fix: FIND-RESTART now tests for activity, not applicability when given
a restart object as identifier. (reported by Helmut Eller for CMUCL)
* bug fix: division by zero in sb-sprof when no samples were collected
* bug fix: a race when a slow to arrive sigprof signal killed sbcl
* bug fix: asdf-install uses CRLF as required by the HTTP spec.
(thanks to Alexander Kjeldaas)
* new feature: ignoring the return values of destructive functions
like NREVERSE signals a compile-time style-warning.
(thanks to Kevin Reid)
* new feature: the alignment of alien structure fields can be
explicitly specified. (thanks to Cyrus Harmon)
* bug fix: run cleanup forms (in all threads) when receiving a SIGTERM
and dump core on SIGQUIT
* threads
** incompatible change: threads do not inherit values of specials
from their parents (see manual)
** bug fix: threads stacks belonging to dead threads are freed by the
next exiting thread, no need to gc to collect thread stacks anymore
** minor incompatible change: INTERRUPT-THREAD-ERROR-ERRNO removed
** WITH-RECURSIVE-LOCK can be nested in a WITH-MUTEX for the same lock
** bug fix: dynamic variable and thread start related gc lossage
** bug fix: job control (SIGSTOP/SIGCONT) no longer confuses threads
suspended for gc
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** SUBTYPEP is slightly more accurate on heinously complicated
CONS types where some of the members have uncertain (in the
NIL, NIL sense) type relationships to each other.
** Cores produced by SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE on GENCGC platforms are
no longer purified unless :PURIFY T is explicitly specified.
** Non-purified cores are significantly smaller than before
changes in sbcl-0.9.5 relative to sbcl-0.9.4:
* new feature: timers based on Zach Beane's excellent timer package
* added support for the following external formats: koi8-u,
x-mac-cyrillic, cp437, cp850, cp852, cp855, cp857, cp860, cp861,
cp862, cp863, cp864, cp865, cp866, cp869, cp874, iso-8859-2,
iso-8859-3, iso-8859-4, iso-8859-5, iso-8859-6, iso-8859-7,
iso-8859-8, iso-8859-9, iso-8859-10, iso-8859-11, iso-8859-13,
iso-8859-14, cp1250, cp1251, cp1252, cp1253, cp1254,
cp1255,cp1256, cp1257, cp1258 (contributed by Ivan Boldyrev)
* incompatible change: a threaded SBCL will no longer revert to
non-threaded mode on non-NPTL systems, but refuse to start entirely.
* bug fix: interrupts are disabled until startup is complete; no
more sigsegvs when receiving a signal to soon
* optimization: faster 32-bit SB-ROTATE-BYTE:ROTATE-BYTE on non-x86/ppc
* bug fix: add a workaround for the memory randomization features in
Linux kernels >= 2.6.12 that interfere with SBCL's memory maps. This
workaround will only be in effect on systems with the proc filesystem
* bug fix: printing objects of type HASH-TABLE signals a
PRINT-NOT-READABLE error when *READ-EVAL* is NIL. (reported by
Faré Rideau)
* bug fix: GET-INTERNAL-REAL-TIME now works even for processes that
have been running for over 50 days. (reported by Gilbert Baumann)
* bug fix: the logic for getting names of functions gets less
confused when confronded with alternate-metaclass
funcallable-instances. (reported by Cyrus Harmon)
* bug fix: FUNCTIONP and (LAMBDA (X) (TYPEP X 'FUNCTION)) are now
consistent, even on internal alternate-metaclass objects.
* bug fix: flush closure information collected by physical
environment analysis prepass before the main pass. (bug reported
by Vasile Rotaru)
* bug fix: compiler pack phase does not modify a hashtable, which is
iterated. (reported by Bryan O'Connor, fixed by Rob MacLachlan)
* bug fix: backquote does not optimize (LIST* x y) to CONS when x
may be expanded. (reported by Alexander <malishev> on c.l.l)
* bug fix: no more style-warnings when compiling code using LAST
under high-SPEED low-SPACE settings. (reported by David Wallin
aka froog on #lisp)
* fixed some incompatibilities between SBCL's MOP and the MOP
specified by AMOP:
** the METAOBJECT class is now implemented;
** FUNCALLABLE-STANDARD-OBJECT is now a subclass of
STANDARD-OBJECT, as required;
now compatible (as required by VALIDATE-SUPERCLASS); there
remains a consistency requirement over the presence or absence
of the FUNCTION class in the superclass list of finalized
classes; see the manual for more details;
** the :AROUND method for COMPUTE-SLOTS on
FUNCALLABLE-STANDARD-CLASS now honours the primary method's
requested slot ordering.
* threads
** bug fix: parent thread now can be gc'ed even with a live
child thread
** bug fix: binding a special with PROGV to no value is not
the same as that symbol not having been bound (thanks to
Hannu Koivisto)
** bug fix: binding specials is thread safe (thanks to
Hannu Koivisto)
** bug fix: interrupt handlers are now per-process, RUN-PROGRAM
and SB-SPROF do not die with 'no handler for signal XX in
interrupt_handle_now(..)' anymore
** bug fix: WITH-TIMEOUT works with multiple running threads
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** ENSURE-GENERIC-FUNCTION should take a method class object for
the :method-class keyword argument.
changes in sbcl-0.9.4 relative to sbcl-0.9.3:
* new port: the Solaris operating system on x86 processors is now
mostly supported, though some rough edges in the environment
remain. (thanks to Daisuke Homma)
* enhancement: SBCL on MIPS platforms now has a much larger dynamic
space for its heap. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* optimization: SBCL on MIPS platforms now supports dynamic-extent
closures. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* minor incompatible change: eof selects abort in the debugger.
* minor incompatible change: *INVOKE-DEBUGGER-HOOK* is run before
*DEBUGGER-HOOK* => *DEBUGGER-HOOK* is not run when the debugger
is disabled.
* minor incompatible change: SB-KERNEL:INSTANCE-LAMBDA is
deprecated, and will go away in a future revision of SBCL.
* minor incompatible change: GC-ON and GC-OFF are no longer
implemented with a counter, it does not matter how many times gc
is switched on or off
* bug fix: discriminating functions for generic function classes
with non-standard methods for COMPUTE-APPLICABLE-METHODS no longer
make invalid assumptions about method precedence order. (reported
by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: TRUNCATE now correctly signals division by zero on MIPS
platforms. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* bug fix: degree sign (<U00B0>) could not be encoded in KOI8-R.
* bug fix: correct pathname printing with printer escaping is on.
(thanks to Kevin Reid)
* bug fix: complex VOP definitions in "user-space" no longer trigger
package locks. (reported by Zach Beane)
* fixed bug 343: SB-KERNEL:INSTANCE-LAMBDA is no longer necessary
for funcallable-instance functions, and is no different from
regular LAMBDA.
* bug fix: PARSE-INTEGER no longer depends on the whitespaceness of
characters in the current readtable. (reported by Nicholas Neuss)
* bug fix: SUBTYPEP on various CONS types returns more a more
accurate acknowledgment of its certainty.
* optimizations: REMOVE-DUPLICATES now runs in linear time on
lists in some cases. This partially fixes bug 384.
* flush all standard streams before prompting in the REPL and the
* bug fix: signal handling and triggering gc do not conflict
directly anymore, in particular a high frequency sb-sprof does
not prevent gc from running
* bug fix: DECODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME now uses a more reasonable
approximation for timezone and DST information between the
universal time epoch and the smallest negative 32-bit time_t.
* bug fix: ENCODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME no longer errors when passed the
year 1899 so long as the encoded time is non-negative.
* bug fix: on the x86 platform, SB-ROTATE-BYTE:ROTATE-BYTE returns
the correct answer for non-constant rotate amounts when performing
an inline 32-bit rotation.
* threads
** bug fix: RELEASE-FOREGROUND doesn't choke on session lock if
there is only one thread in the session
** bug fix: memory leak for streams created in one thread and
written to in another
** bug fix: lockup when compiled with gcc4
** bug fix: race that allows the gc to be triggered when gc is
** bug fix: one less memory fault in INTERRUPT-THREAD, again
** bug fix: gc and INTERRUPT-THREAD don't hang when the RT signal
queue is full
** bug fix: finished threads are gc'ed properly
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** CALL-NEXT-METHOD signals an error (in safe code) when the call
has arguments with a different set of applicable methods from
the orignal arguments.
** The type error thrown by MAP now has a correct expected-type
** DISASSEMBLE now throws a TYPE-ERROR when its argument does not
name a compiled function.
** Three MISC tests where a large bignum was improperly coerced to
a float that couldn't represent that bignum during type
derivation were fixed.
** SUBTYPEP can now handle types involving the negation of a
list-form FUNCTION type.
** SUBTYPEP also now handles certain COMPLEX type specifiers such
** READ-BYTE and WRITE-BYTE no longer take stream designators.
changes in sbcl-0.9.3 relative to sbcl-0.9.2:
* New feature: Experimental support for bivalent streams: streams
opened with :element-type :default now allow character and binary
(unsigned-byte 8) I/O
* Support for the koi8-r external format. (thanks to Ivan Boldyrev)
* Bug fix: OPEN no longer fails when *PRINT-READABLY* is T. (thanks
to Zach Beane)
* bug fix: no more highly sporadic "couldn't check whether ~S is
readable" when reading a stream and an interrupt hits in the middle
of a select system call
* compiler better recognizes complex arrays (reported by Eduardo
* bug fix: out-of-line SB-SYS:FOREIGN-SYMBOL-ADDRESS did not work
for variables on SBCL built with linkage-tables. (reported by Luis
* various error reporting improvements.
* optimizations: LOGNOR on fixnums is improved in the MIPS backend.
(Thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* bug fix: nested reader invokations work correctly
* bug fix: it is possible to have simultaneous references to foreign
code and foreign data with the same name.
* threads
** added x86-64 support
** incompatible change: the threading api now works with thread
objects instead of thread ids
** bug fix: threads are protected from signals and interruption when
starting up or going down
** bug fix: a race where an exiting thread could lose its stack to gc
** bug fix: don't halt on infinite error in threads if possible
** fixed numerous gc deadlocks introduced in the pthread merge
** bug fix: fixed thread safety issues in read and print
** bug fix: debugger doesn't hang on session lock if interrupted at
an inappropriate moment
** bug fix: run-program is now thread safe(r)
** bug fix: inner with-recursive-lock no longer releases the mutex
* fixed a bug in (DECODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME 0) (reported by Paul Dietz)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** TYPE-ERRORs from signalled by COERCE now have DATUM and
EXPECTED-TYPE slots filled.
** MULTIPLE-VALUE-SETQ always returns the primary value of the
values form.
** MAKE-CONDITION accepts classes as type-designators.
** COMPILE may never return NIL.
** ENCODE-UNIVERSAL-TIME now guards against times out of Unix's
range before calling Unix time functions
changes in sbcl-0.9.2 relative to sbcl-0.9.1:
* numerous signal handling fixes to increase stability
* Support for EUC-JP external format. (thanks to NIIMI Satoshi)
* minor incompatible change: we now correctly canonize default
initargs, making them be a list of (INITARG INITFORM INITFUNCTION)
as per the MOP, rather than the historical (INITARG INITFUNCTION
INITFORM). (reported by Bruno Haible)
* new feature: WITH-COMPILATION-UNIT now accepts a non-standard
for more information.
* TRUENAME and PROBE-FILE now correctly resolve symlinks even if the
pathname is a directory pathname.
* SB-SPROF now works (more) reliably on non-GENCGC platforms.
* dynamic space size on PPC has been increased to 768Mb. (thanks to
Cyrus Harmon)
* SB-MOP:ENSURE-CLASS-USING-CLASS now accepts a class as the
:METACLASS argument in addition to a class name. (reported by
Bruno Haible for CMUCL, patch for CMUCL by Gerd Moellmann)
* RESTART-CASE can now be wrapped around CALL-METHOD forms.
(reported by Bruno Haible; patch from Gerd Moellmann)
* bug fix: sbcl runtime can now be compiled with gcc4 (thanks to
Sascha Wilde)
* bug fix: more cleanups to the floating point exception handling on
x86-64 (thanks to James Knight)
* bug fix: the compiler does not try to constant fold calls of
COERCE and BIT-* functions when they return freshly constructed
objects. (reported by Nikodemus Siivola and Paul Dietz)
* optimization: improved the MIPS versions of generic (in the
generic sense) arithmetic routines. (thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* optimization: direct conversion of (unsigned-byte 32) to floats on
the PowerPC platform.
* optimization: structure instances with raw slots now use less
memory, and probably show better memory locality. (thanks to
David Lichteblau)
* optimization: DYNAMIC-EXTENT declarations for lists and closures
are treated as requests for stack allocation on the x86-64,
Alpha-32, PPC and SPARC platforms.
* contrib improvement: it's harder to cause SOCKET-CLOSE to close()
the wrong file descriptor; implementation of SOCKET-OPEN-P.
(thanks to Tony Martinez)
* threads
** gcing a dead thread can no longer lead to lockups
** threads block signals until they are set up properly
** errno is no longer shared by threads
** interrupt-thread restores the eflags register on x86
** fixed some lockups due to gc/thread interaction
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** invalid dotted lists no longer raise a read error when
** signal an error if a symbol that names a declaration is used
as the name of a type, or vice versa
** allow using the (declare (typespec var*)) abbreviation for
(declare (type typespec var*)) with all type specifiers
** circularity detection works properly with PPRINT-LOGICAL-BLOCK
** always return NIL from PPRINT-POP when OBJECT is NIL
** don't signal errors when pretty-printing malformed LABELS,
** declarations in a DOLIST body are also in scope for the
DOLIST return-form
** COMPILE-FILE accepts all pathname designators as INPUT-FILE
** the ELEMENT-TYPE keyword argument to WITH-OUTPUT-STREAM is
always evaluated
changes in sbcl-0.9.1 relative to sbcl-0.9.0:
* fixed cross-compiler leakages that prevented building a 32-bit
target with a 64-bit host compiler.
* fixed a bug in CLOSE :ABORT T: no longer attempts to remove files
opened with :IF-EXISTS :OVERWRITE.
* fixed bug 281: error for an invalid qualifier in a short-form method
combination method is not signalled until the faulty method is called.
* bug fix: iteration variable type inferrer failed to deal with open
intervals. (reported by Alan Shields)
* bug fix: dynamically loading (via LOAD-SHARED-OBJECT or similar)
"frameworks" on Mac OS X no longer causes an EXC_BAD_ACCESS if two
or more runtime options were provided to the sbcl binary.
* compiled code is not steppable if COMPILATION-SPEED >= DEBUG.
* contrib improvement: implement SB-POSIX:MKSTEMP (Yannick Gingras)
* optimization: there's now a fast-path for fixnum arguments in the
generic subtraction routines on x86/x86-64. (Thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: the code generated on x86-64 is more compact thanks
to not outputting unneccessary prefix bytes. (Thanks to Lutz Euler)
* bug fix: floating-point exception handling now partly works on
x86-64. (Thanks to James Knight)
* improvement to the MIPS backend from Thiemo Seufer: C-style
64-bit long long arguments and return values to alien functions
are now supported.
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** the type-error signalled from WARN has a filled-in DATUM slot.
** the type-error required when a stream is not associated with
a file has the stream as its datum.
** type-errors on single-floats on x86-64 no longer have
:INVALID-OBJECT as the datum
** the type-errors signalled for invalid function names now have
a correct expected type
** (SETF (DOCUMENTATION ... 'STRUCTURE)) no longer signals an error
for structures defined with a :TYPE. Documentation strings for
typed structures are no longer immediately discarded
broadcast streams and synonym streams. FILE-LENGTH now also works
on broadcast streams.
changes in sbcl-0.9.0 relative to sbcl-0.8.21:
* incompatible change: the --noprogrammer option, deprecated since
version 0.7.5, has been removed. Please use the equivalent
--disable-debugger option instead.
* incompatible change: finalizers and *AFTER-GC-HOOKS* are now run with
interrupts enabled.
* incompatible change: support for *BEFORE-GC-HOOKS* (that have been
inoperational for a while now) has been completely removed.
* null lexical environments are now printed as #<NULL-LEXENV>,
significantly reducing the amount of clutter in typical backtraces.
* documentation on weak pointers, finalization, and after GC hooks
has been added to the manual.
* optimization: REPLACE on declared (UNSIGNED-BYTE 8) vectors, as well
as other specialized array types, is much faster. SUBSEQ and
COPY-SEQ on such arrays have also been sped up.
* optimization: EQL is now more efficient when at least other argument
is known to be of type (OR FIXNUM (NOT NUMBER)).
* fixed bug: the runtime is now less vulnerable to changes in the
size of the SBCL object on OS X, and virtual memory is reserved for
all spaces that need to be at a fixed address.
* fixed bug: finalizers are now thread-safe. (thanks to Gabor Mellis)
* fixed bug: finalizers and after GC hooks that cause consing are now
* fixed bug: compiler error messages and summaries are now printed to
* fixed inference of the upper bound of an iteration variable.
(reported by Rajat Datta).
* fixed bug 211e: calling local functions with duplicated constant
keyword argument no longer causes a bogus style warning about an
unused variable.
* fixed bug 305: INLINE/NOTINLINE declaration no longer causes local
ftype declaration to be disregarded. (reported by Dave Roberts)
* fixed bug 373: caused by erronous compilation of references to alien
variables in the runtime on ppc/darwin.
* fixed bug 376: CONJUGATE type deriver.
* fixed infinite looping of ALIEN-FUNCALL, compiled with high DEBUG.
(reported by Baughn on #lisp)
* a cross-compiler bug on non-x86 platforms has been identified and
fixed. (thanks to Bruno Haible)
* improvements to the MIPS runtime code for increased stability.
(thanks to Thiemo Seufer)
* increased the maximimum compact environment size to allow
purify on images with large amounts of functions. (thanks to Cyrus Harmon)
* partial workaround for bug 135: don't name the function we're
calling for hairy cases of EVAL, so as not to accumulate one environment
entry per call to EVAL. (reported by Kevin Reid)
* improvements to the x86-64 disassembler. (thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: type testing for non-vector arrays should be faster.
* fixed TRACE :ENCAPSULATE NIL, added support for :ENCAPSULATE NIL
on x86-64
* bug fix: setting 31st element of a bit vector to zero did not work
on Alpha-32.
* bug fix: redefining a class definition which failed due to a
previous accessor / function clash now works (but see BUGS entry
#380 for more problems in this area). (thanks to Zach Beane)
* the long form of DEFINE-METHOD-COMBINATION disables method group
checking when given a single method group with pattern *. (thanks
to Wendall Marvel)
* on x86 compiler supports stack allocation of results of simple
calls of MAKE-ARRAY, bound to variables, declared DYNAMIC-EXTENT.
* support for building and running on Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" has been added
** Binaries built on Tiger will not run on 10.2 "Jaguar" currently
* fixed some bugs related to Unicode integration:
** the restarts for recovering from input and output encoding
errors only appear when there is in fact such an error to
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** MISC.549 and similar: late transformation of unsafe type
assertions into derived types caused unexpected code
** SCALE-FLOAT type deriver is less wrong.
** type derivers for EXP, LOG and similar functions compute result
types for complex arguments better.
** (MISC.563) CONJUGATE type deriver works for very restricted
complex types.
** out-of-line type testers for character strings are available.
** EQUAL compiler transform understands specialness of objects
of type BIT-VECTOR.
** accessing double-floats stored on the stack now works on x86-64.
** debugger internals could sometimes create invalid lispobjs,
resulting in GC crashes.
** MISC.548: type check weakening can convert required type into
** initialization forms for bindings are not in scope of free special
changes in sbcl-0.8.21 (0.9alpha.1?) relative to sbcl-0.8.20:
* incompatible change: thread support for non-NPTL systems has
been removed - locking is buggy and unreliable. A threaded
SBCL build will now warn at startup and refuse to create
new threads, unless futex support is detected in the kernel
* incompatible change: the top level REPL now has only an ABORT
restart associated with it, not TOPLEVEL and ABORT as it used to.
TOP and TOPLEVEL are now available as debugger commands for
returning to the top level.
* incompatible change: forms evaluated in the REPL now use the
global optimization policy.
* incompatible change: user- and system-initialization files are
no longer processed with LOAD, but by READ and EVAL; hence the
global optimization policy, startup package, readtable, etc,
can be set by them.
* The .fasl file format number has been incremented because of
various incompatible changes.
* internal entry point details and argument counts no longer appear
in backtraces unless explicitly requested by setting
* built-in and standard functions no longer have names like "top
level local call to FOO".
* fixed bug 32: functions defined in non-null lexical environments
now have more legible printed representation
* fixed bug 33: functions defined in non-null lexical environemnts
are now more amenable to inspection by INSPECT.
* workaround for bug 354: XEPs no longer appear in backtraces unless
explicitly requested.
* fixed bug: receiving the signal which results from attempting to
write to mprotect()ed memory (SIGSEGV on Linux and some *BSDs,
SIGBUS on other *BSDs) on architectures where the C stack is also
the Lisp stack (x86 and x86-64) from foreign code no longer leads
to debugger confusion or wild instability. (reported by Cheuksan
* fixed bug: COUNT and EQUAL no longer issue compiler efficiency
notes when operating on objects known to be SIMPLE-BIT-VECTORs.
(reported by Lutz Euler)
* fixed bug: (TYPEP X '(MEMBER ...)) no longer returns a list in
compiled code. (reported by Paul Dietz)
* fixed bug 276b: mutating with MULTIPLE-VALUE-SETQ a binding of a
specialized parameter to a method to something that is not TYPEP
the specializer is now possible.
* fixed bug: the MAKE-INSTANCE optimization is now correct in the
face of package deletion.
* fixed bug: LOAD should bind *LOAD-PATHNAME* to the merged
pathname. (reported by David Tolpin on c.l.l)
* contrib improvement: the SB-SIMPLE-STREAMS contrib now defines
STRING-STREAM and FILE-STREAM, respectively.
* contrib improvement: SB-INTROSPECT handles more of SLIME's needs
than previously; in addition, its test suite is now run on build.
(thanks to Luke Gorrie)
* a more robust x86-64 disassembler. (thanks to Lutz Euler)
* optimization: added a immediate representation for single-floats
on x86-64
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** MISC.564: defined out-of-line version of %ATAN2 on x86.
** attempting to create a package with a colliding nickname causes
correctable errors to be signalled.
** MISC.572-574: :START1 and :START2 broken for simple-base-strings.
** several x86-64 backend bugs related to sign-extension of immediate
changes in sbcl-0.8.20 (0.9alpha.0?) relative to sbcl-0.8.19:
* fixed inspection of specialized arrays. (thanks to Simon Alexander)
* fixed disassembly of SHLD and SHRD on x86. (thanks to David
* fixed loading of multiply forward-referenced layouts.
(thanks to Cheuksan Wang)
* fixed bug 7: less verbose COMPILE-FILE output. Additionally, the
output is now directed to *STANDARD-OUTPUT* as specified by ANSI.
(see COMPILE-FILE documentation for details of :PRINT option)
* fixed bugs 19 and 317: fixed-format floating point printing is
more accurate. This also fixes a bug reported by Adam Warner
related to the ~@F format directive.
* fixed bug 371: bignum print/read inconsistency. (thanks to Harald
* fixed bug: SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR correctly shallow-copies a
dispatch table if the from-char is a dispatch macro character.
* fixed bug: COUNT and EQUAL on bit vectors with lengths divisible
by the wordsize no longer ignore the last word. (reported by Lutz
* fixed bug in type checking of dynamic-extent variables. (reported
by Svein Ove Aas)
* optimization: sequence traversal functions use their freedom to
coerce function designators to functions.
* optimization: code with many calls to CLOS methods specialized on
CLOS classes has had redundant type checks removed.
* optimization: added declarations to speed up operations that access
the internal character database (for example STRING-UPCASE)
* optimization: comparison operations between floats and sufficiently small
fixnums no longer create extra rationals
* fixed some bugs related to Unicode integration:
** portions of multibyte characters at the end of buffers for
character-based file input are correctly transferred to the
start of the buffer at the next read.
** COMPILE-FILE now respects any EXTERNAL-FORMAT argument given,
passing it through to OPEN.
** LOAD on source files likewise passes any EXTERNAL-FORMAT
argument given to internal calls to OPEN.
** the built-in comment readers (introduced by character sequences
";" and "#|") are more forgiving to encoding errors; they will
STYLE-WARN and then attempt to resync the stream at a character
boundary. (thanks to Teemu Kalvas)
* fixed some bugs in the x86-64 port:
** Negative short int return values from c-calls are sign-extended
** The stack is aligned to 16-bytes for c-calls, as required by
the ABI. (thanks to Cheuksan Wang)
** The disassembler understands more x86-64. (thanks to Cheuksan Wang)
** The regression tests use SB-ALIEN:INT instead of SB-ALIEN:INTEGER
for enums. (thanks to Vincent Arkesteijn)
** Multiple small optimizations and bugfixes for floating point
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** Space, Tab, Linefeed, Return and Page have the invalid
secondary constituent character trait.
** SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR correctly copies multiple-escape character
** WITH-INPUT-FROM-STRING should only update the index place on
normal termination.
** Pretty-printing backquoted forms when *PRINT-CIRCLE* is true
works more reliably.
** Bit-array operations (BIT-AND and similar) worked incorrectly
with one-dimensional arrays with fill pointers.
** TYPE-OF failed on a complex with an integer realpart and a
RATIO imagpart.
** compiler failure during type inference for the code of form
(IF (EQL X (THE ...)) ...) (MISC.535).
changes in sbcl-0.8.19 relative to sbcl-0.8.18:
* new port: SBCL now works in native 64-bit mode on x86-64/Linux
platform. The port supports 61-bit fixnums, large memory spaces
and reloading shared object files.
* enhancement: saving cores with foreign code loaded is now
supported on ppc/Darwin in addition to the previously supported
* enhancement: the statistical profiler now walks deeper into the
call stack for more meaningful call-graphs and accrued time
reports (x86/x86-64 only). It also now reports time spent in
foreign functions.
* enhancement: it is now possible to trace most individual methods
of a generic function in addition to tracing the generic function
* bug fix: invalid :DEFAULT-INITARGS are detected in compiled calls
* bug fix: defaulted initargs are passed to INITIALIZE-INSTANCE and
SHARED-INITIALIZE methods from compiled calls to MAKE-INSTANCE.
* bug fix: COERCE to (COMPLEX FLOAT) of a complex number no longer
produces an error. (thanks to Vincent Arkesteijn)
* bug fix: NAMESTRING on pathnames with :WILD components in their
directories works correctly. (thanks to Artem V. Andreev)
* fixed bug 125: compiler preserves identity of closures. (reported
by Gabe Garza)
* bug fixed: functions with &REST arguments sometimes failed with
"Undefined function" when compiled with (DEBUG 3). (reported by
Robert J. Macomber)
* bug fix: overflow during compiling of setting element of a bit
vector with constant index and value. (reported by Timmy Douglas)
* build fix: fixed the dependence on *LOAD-PATHNAME* and
*COMPILE-FILE-PATHNAME* being absolute pathnames.
* on x86 compiler partially supports stack allocation of dynamic-extent
* GO and RETURN-FROM do not check the extent of their exit points
when compiled with SAFETY 0.
* fixed some bugs related to Unicode integration:
** encoding and decoding errors are now much more robustly
handled; it should now be possible to recover even from invalid
input or output to the terminal. (thanks to Teemu Kalvas)
** provided a first cut at implementing STRING-TO-OCTETS and
OCTETS-TO-STRING. (thanks to Robert J. Macomber)
** altered the SB-MD5 contributed module slightly, changing the
interface just enough for it to be supportable for builds where
lisp characters are not eight bits.
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** the FORMATTER-generated functions for ~V[ conditionals require
the correct number of arguments.
** READ-FROM-STRING returns the mandated second value when applied
to displaced strings.
** the #\Rubout and #\Backspace characters are treated as invalid
constituent characters by the tokenizer.
changes in sbcl-0.8.18 relative to sbcl-0.8.17:
* new feature: reloading changed shared object files with
LOAD-SHARED-OBJECT now causes the new definitions to take effect.
* new feature: references to foreign variables and functions
can now be compiled and loaded before the corresponding shared
object file is loaded, as long as the foreign definitions are
available at runtime.
* Solaris 10 (aka SunOS 5.10) on the SPARC platform is now
supported. (thanks to Dan Debertin)
* SB-ALIEN enums can now be represented in Lisp by any symbols, not
just keywords. (thanks to Vincent Arkesteijn)
* fixed bug #331: structure-class instances corresponding to
DEFSTRUCT forms are now created eagerly.
* fixed bug #345: backtraces from calls to undefined functions work
on x86 as well. Related bug #61 is now also partially fixed on x86
(backtraces from throws to unknown catch tags.)
* bug fix: lambda-list parsing is now stricter vrt. order and number
of lambda-list keywords.
* bug fix: as specified by AMOP, an error is signalled if a
class-option appears multiple times in a DEFCLASS form. (reported
by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: RANDOM can be compiled when the compiler derives the type
of its numeric argument as a disjoint set of small integers.
(reported by Paul Dietz)
* bug fix: starting a core saved with shared objects loaded when
those objects are not available no longer causes threaded SBCL to
hang. (reported by Sean Ross)
* bug fix: evaluated FUNCTION no longer bypasses encapsulation (eg.
* bug fix: (SETF MACRO-FUNCTION) now accepts an optional environment
argument, which must always be NIL. (reported by Kalle Niemitalo)
* bug fix: printing 1.0d+23 no longer results in an error.
(reported by Rolf Wester for CMUCL; bug fix from Raymond Toy)
* bug fix: structure slot setters preserve evaluation order. (thanks
to Gabor Melis)
* fixed some bugs related to Unicode integration:
** RUN-PROGRAM can allow its child to take input from a Lisp
stream. (reported by Stefan Scholl)
** ASDF-INSTALL successfully downloads .tar.gz files in all
locales. (reported by Ken Causey)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** INCF, DECF and REMF evaluate their place form as specified in
CLtS 5.1.3.
** FORMATTER expands ~{ ~} iteration directives with V or #
parameters correctly.
** FORMATTER deals with the ~@[ ~] conditional directive where the
consequent uses no arguments correctly.
** the system has a partial understanding of the (COMPLEX RATIO)
type specifier.
** UPGRADED-COMPLEX-PART-TYPE obeys the lattice upgrading rules
changes in sbcl-0.8.17 relative to sbcl-0.8.16:
* new feature: a build-time option (controlled by the :SB-UNICODE
keyword feature, enabled by default) for building the system with
support for the entire 21-bit character space defined by the
Unicode consortium.
* new feature: the system now has rudimentary external-format
support; the primary user-visible change at this time is that
characters with the high bit set (such as lower-case-e-acute) will
print correctly to a terminal in a UTF-8 environment.
* minor incompatible change: BASE-CHAR no longer names a class;
however, CHARACTER continues to do so, as required by ANSI.
* minor incompatible change: SB-DEBUG:*DEBUG-PRINT-FOO* variables
are no longer supported, and SB-DEBUG:*DEBUG-PRINT-VARIABLE-ALIST*
has been moved to the SB-EXT package (temporarily re-exported from
* minor incompatible change: SB-C::*COMPILER-ERROR-PRINT-FOO* variables
are no longer supported: use SB-EXT:*COMPILER-PRINT-VARIABLE-ALIST*
* fixed bug #351: better error-handlind and reporting for malformed
LET and LET* forms.
* fixed bug #350: bignum-printing is now more memory-efficient,
allowing printing of very large bignums, eg. (expt 2 10000000).
(reported by Bruno Haible)
* fixed bug #302: better primitive-type selection for intersection
* fixed bug #308: non-graphic characters now all have names, as
required. (reported by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: redefining a class with different superclasses now correctly
removes it from the direct-subclasses of its previous superclasses.
(reported by David Morse)
new value now works. (reported by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: correct canonicalization of multiple non-standard slot
options in DEFCLASS as per AMOP 5.4.2. (reported by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: SB-MOP:CLASS-PROTOTYPE now signals an error if the class
is not yet finalized, as required by AMOP. (reported by Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: SB-MOP:ALLOCATE-INSTANCE method for instances of BUILT-IN-CLASS
now exists, an signals an error.
* bug fix: duplicate LOOP variable bindings now signal PROGRAM-ERROR
during macroexpansion for non-iteration variables as well. (reported
by Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* bug fix: Cyclic structures and unprintable objects in compiler
messages no longer cause errors. (reported by Bruno Haible)
and READ-FROM-STRING all now return a primary value of NIL if
*READ-SUPPRESS* is true. (reported by Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* bug fix: Default value of EOF-ERROR-P in READ-FROM-STRING is true.
(reported by Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* bug fix: ERROR now signals a TYPE-ERROR if the arguments to ERROR
do not designate a condition. (reported by Bruno Haible for
* bug fix: UNINTERN, USE-PACKAGE, IMPORT and EXPORT all signal an
SB-EXT:NAME-CONFLICT condition (subtype of PACKAGE-ERROR) in the
name conflict situations in CLHS, and provide a restart
permitting resolution in favour of any of the conflicting symbols.
(reported by Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* bug fix: EQUAL compiler optimizations is less aggressive on
strings which can potentially compare true despite having distinct
specialized array element types.
* bug fix: unit enumerations can be defined without dividing by
zero. (thanks to Vincent Arkesteijn)
* FORMAT compile-time argument count checking has been enhanced.
(report from Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* a partial workaround for the bug 262: the compiler does not try to
inline-expand a local function doing RETURN-FROM from a deleted
BLOCK. (thanks to Peter Denno for the bug report and to David
Wragg for the simple test case)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** RENAME-PACKAGE allows all package designators as new package
** constraint propagation and lambda variable substitution are
more cautious in dealing with partially deleted code.
** compiler sometimes lost reoptimization passes.
** CERROR, given a condition as condition designator, passes its
remaining arguments to the continue format control without
** Case-altering FORMAT directives work correctly on non-ASCII
** The REAL type specifier handles bounds outside the floating
point ranges without signalling FLOATING-POINT-OVERFLOW.
** Functions with IR1-transformations can create intercomponent
references to global functions.
** NIL parameter to the FORMAT directive ~^ means `unsupplied
** FORMAT ~R treats a nil value for its first parameter correctly.
changes in sbcl-0.8.16 relative to sbcl-0.8.15:
* enhancement: saving cores with foreign code loaded is now
supported on x86/NetBSD and sparc/Linux in addition to the previously
supported platforms.
* bug fix: on some platforms repeated installations caused multiple
copies of HTML documentation to be installed -- should not happen
any more. (reported by Stefan Scholl)
* bug fix: parsing self-recursive alien record types multiple times
no longer causes infinite recursion. (reported by Thomas F. Burdick,
original patch by Helmut Eller for CMUCL)
* bug fix: stack-exhaustion detection works now on NetBSD as well.
(thanks to Richard Kreuter)
* bug fix: defining classes whose accessors are methods on existing
generic functions in other (locked) packages no longer signals
bogus package lock violations. (reported by François-René Rideau)
* bug fix: special variables as DEFMETHOD parameters no longer have
associated bogus type declarations. (reported by David Wragg and
Bruno Haible)
* bug fix: read-write consistency on streams of element-type
(SIGNED-BYTE N) for N > 32. (reported by Bruno Haible for CMUCL)
* bug fix: redefiniton of the only method of a generic function with
no DEFGENERIC no longer emits a full WARNING. In addition,
redefinition of generic functions with no DEFGENERIC to an
incompatible lambda list now signals an error. (thanks to Zach
* bug fix: DEFGENERIC now works even when there's a function of the
same name in an enclosing lexical environment. (thanks to Zach
* fixed compiler failure, caused by instrumenting code during
IR1-optimization. (Debian bug report #273606 by Gabor Melis)
* optimization: added loop analysis and improved register allocation
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** POSITION on displaced vectors with non-zero displacement
returns the right answer.
** (SIMPLE-STRING) is a valid type specifier for sequence
** *PRINT-LEVEL* handling for slotless structures is pedantically
** PPRINT-INDENT accepts a request for an indentation of any REAL.
** PPRINT-TAB (and the FORMAT ~T directive) now indent by the
correct amounts.
** The justification version of the FORMAT ~< directive treats
non-zero minpad parameter correctly.
changes in sbcl-0.8.15 relative to sbcl-0.8.14:
* incompatible change: SB-INT:*BEFORE-SAVE-INITIALIZATIONS* and
SB-EXT:*SAVE-HOOKS* and SB-EXT:*INIT-HOOKS*, and are now part of
the supported interface.
* new feature: Single-stepping of code compiled with DEBUG 2 or
higher and (> DEBUG (MAX SPACE SPEED)) is now possible.
* new feature: saving cores with foreign code loaded is now
supported on x86/FreeBSD, x86/Linux, and sparc/SunOS. (based on
Timothy Moore's work for CMUCL)
* bug fix: DEFTYPE lambda-list parsing now binds unsupplied keyword
parameters to * instead of NIL if no initform is supplied.
(reported by Johan Bockgaard)
* bug fix: DEFINE-COMPILER-MACRO lambda-list parsing now binds
correctly when FUNCALL appears as the car of the form. Note:
despite this FUNCALL forms are not currently subject to
compiler-macro expansion. (port of Raymond Toy's fix for the
same from CMUCL, reported by Johan Bockgaard)
* bug fix: FOR ... ON ... -clauses in LOOP now work on dotted lists
(thanks for Teemu Kalvas)
* bug fix: in FORMAT ~^ inside ~:{ now correctly steps to the next
case instead of terminating the iteration (thanks for Julian
Squires, Sean Champ and Raymond Toy)
* bug fix: incorrect expansion of defgeneric that caused a style
warning. (thanks for Zach Beane)
* bug fix: slot accessor effective method computation works properly
for classes with multiple non-standard applicable methods on
SB-MOP:SLOT-VALUE-USING-CLASS. (reported by Ralf Mattes)
* on x86 compiler supports stack allocation of results of LIST and
LIST*, bound to variables, declared DYNAMIC-EXTENT. (based on
CMUCL implementation by Gerd Moellmann)
* fixed some bugs revealed by Paul Dietz' test suite:
** FORMAT strings with both the ~<~:;~> form of the justification
directive and pretty-printing directives cause an error.
changes in sbcl-0.8.14 relative to sbcl-0.8.13:
* incompatible change: the internal functions
SB-KERNEL:32BIT-LOGICAL-FOO, intended for providing efficient
logical operations on (UNSIGNED-BYTE 32) values, have been renamed
to SB-KERNEL:WORD-LOGICAL-FOO. Modular arithmetic should be used
instead of the old functions.
* new feature: on platforms where "dladdr" is available foreign
function names now appear in backtraces. (based on Helmut Eller's
work for CMUCL)
* documentation: documentation for SB-BSD-SOCKETS, SB-GRAY,
SB-SIMPLE-STREAMS, and SB-PROFILE have been integrated into the user
* documentation: ASDF manual is now distributed with SBCL.
* bug fix: SBCL can now load its contributed modules with REQUIRE
even if the system-provided entries have been removed from
ASDF:*CENTRAL-REGISTRY*. Infinite recursion in REQUIRE is also
* bug fix: backtraces involving undefined functions or assembly
routines are more informative. (thanks to Brian Downing)
* bug fix: mutually referent alien structures now work correctly.
(reported by Rick Taube)
* bug fix: structures defined by WITH-ALIEN can be referred to
within other definitions in the same WITH-ALIEN.
* bug fix: division operators (MOD, TRUNCATE and the like) with