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;;;; -*- Lisp -*-
;;;; tags which are set during the build process and which end up in
;;;; CL:*FEATURES* in the target SBCL, plus some comments about other
;;;; CL:*FEATURES* tags which have special meaning to SBCL or which
;;;; have a special conventional meaning
;;;; Note that the recommended way to customize the features of a
;;;; local build of SBCL is not to edit this file, but instead to
;;;; tweak customize-target-features.lisp. (You must create this file
;;;; first; it is not in the SBCL distribution, and is in fact
;;;; explicitly excluded from the distribution in places like
;;;; .cvsignore.) If you define a function in
;;;; customize-target-features.lisp, it will be used to transform the
;;;; target features list after it's read and before it's used. E.g.,
;;;; you can use code like this:
;;;; (lambda (list)
;;;; (flet ((enable (x) (pushnew x list))
;;;; (disable (x) (setf list (remove x list))))
;;;; #+nil (enable :sb-show)
;;;; (enable :sb-after-xc-core)
;;;; #+nil (disable :sb-doc)
;;;; list))
;;;; By thus editing a local file (one which is not in the source
;;;; distribution, and which is in .cvsignore) your customizations
;;;; will remain local even if you do things like "cvs update",
;;;; will not show up if you try to submit a patch with "cvs diff",
;;;; and might even stay out of the way if you use other non-CVS-based
;;;; methods to upgrade the files or store your configuration.
;;;; This software is part of the SBCL system. See the README file for
;;;; more information.
;;;; This software is derived from the CMU CL system, which was
;;;; written at Carnegie Mellon University and released into the
;;;; public domain. The software is in the public domain and is
;;;; provided with absolutely no warranty. See the COPYING and CREDITS
;;;; files for more information.
;; features present in all builds
;; our standard
:ansi-cl :common-lisp
;; FIXME: Isn't there a :x3jsomething feature which we should set too?
;; No. CLHS says ":x3j13 [...] A conforming implementation might or
;; might not contain such a feature." -- CSR, 2002-02-21
;; our dialect
;; Douglas Thomas Crosher's conservative generational GC (the only one
;; we currently support for X86).
;; :gencgc used to be here; CSR moved it into
;; local-target-features.lisp-expr via, as alpha,
;; sparc and ppc ports don't currently support it. -- CSR, 2002-02-21
;; features present in this particular build
;; Setting this enables the compilation of documentation strings
;; from the system sources into the target Lisp executable.
;; Traditional Common Lisp folk will want this option set.
;; I (WHN) made it optional because I came to Common Lisp from
;; C++ through Scheme, so I'm accustomed to asking
;; Emacs about things that I'm curious about instead of asking
;; the executable I'm running.
;; Do regression and other tests when building the system. You might
;; or might not want this if you're not a developer, depending on how
;; paranoid you are. You probably do want it if you are a developer.
;; This test does not affect the target system (in much the same way
;; as :sb-after-xc-core, below).
;; Make more debugging information available (for debugging SBCL
;; itself). If you aren't hacking or troubleshooting SBCL itself,
;; you probably don't want this set.
;; At least two varieties of debugging information are enabled by this
;; option:
;; * SBCL is compiled with a higher level of OPTIMIZE DEBUG, so that
;; the debugger can tell more about the state of the system.
;; * Various code to print debugging messages, and similar debugging code,
;; is compiled only when this feature is present.
;; Note that the extra information recorded by the compiler at
;; this higher level of OPTIMIZE DEBUG includes the source location
;; forms. In order for the debugger to use this information, it has to
;; re-READ the source file. In an ordinary installation of SBCL, this
;; re-READing may not work very well, for either of two reasons:
;; * The sources aren't present on the system in the same location that
;; they were on the system where SBCL was compiled.
;; * SBCL is using the standard readtable, without the added hackage
;; which allows it to handle things like target features.
;; If you want to be able to use the extra debugging information,
;; therefore, be sure to keep the sources around, and run with the
;; readtable configured so that the system sources can be read.
; :sb-show
;; Build SBCL with the old CMU CL low level debugger, "ldb". In the
;; ideal world you would not need this unless you are messing with
;; SBCL at a very low level (e.g., trying to diagnose GC problems, or
;; trying to debug assembly code for a port to a new CPU). However,
;; experience shows that sooner or later everyone lose()'s, in which
;; case SB-LDB can at least provide an informative backtrace.
;; This isn't really a target Lisp feature at all, but controls
;; whether the build process produces an after-xc.core file. This
;; can be useful for shortening the edit/compile/debug cycle when
;; you modify SBCL's own source code, as in Otherwise
;; you don't need it.
; :sb-after-xc-core
;; Enable extra debugging output in the assem.lisp assembler/scheduler
;; code. (This is the feature which was called :DEBUG in the
;; original CMU CL code.)
; :sb-show-assem
;; Setting this makes SBCL more "fluid", i.e. more amenable to
;; modification at runtime, by suppressing various INLINE declarations,
;; compiler macro definitions, FREEZE-TYPE declarations; and by
;; suppressing various burning-our-ships-behind-us actions after
;; initialization is complete; and so forth. This tends to clobber the
;; performance of the system, so unless you have some special need for
;; this when hacking SBCL itself, you don't want this set.
; :sb-fluid
;; Enable code for collecting statistics on usage of various operations,
;; useful for performance tuning of the SBCL system itself. This code
;; is probably pretty stale (having not been tested since the fork from
;; base CMU CL) but might nonetheless be a useful starting point for
;; anyone who wants to collect such statistics in the future.
; :sb-dyncount
;; Enable code for detecting concurrent accesses to the same hash-table
;; in multiple threads. Note that this implementation is currently
;; (2007-09-11) somewhat too eager: even though in the current implementation
;; multiple readers are thread safe as long as there are no writers, this
;; code will also trap multiple readers.
; :sb-hash-table-debug
;; Enabled automatically by for platforms which implement
;; the %READ-CYCLE-COUNTER VOP. Can be disabled manually: affects TIME.
;; FIXME: Should this be :SB-CYCLE-COUNTER instead? If so, then the same goes
;; for :COMPARE-AND-SWAP-VOPS as well, and a bunch of others. Perhaps
;; built-time convenience features like this should all live in eg. SB!INT
;; instead?
; :cycle-counter
;; Peter Van Eynde's increase-bulletproofness code for CMU CL
;; Some of the code which was #+high-security before the fork has now
;; been either made unconditional, deleted, or rewritten into
;; unrecognizability, but some remains. What remains is not maintained
;; or tested in current SBCL, but I haven't gone out of my way to
;; break it, either.
; :high-security
; :high-security-support
;; low-level thread primitives support
;; As of SBCL 0.8, this is only supposed to work in x86 Linux with
;; NPTL support (usually kernel 2.6, though sme Red Hat distributions
;; with older kernels also have it) and is implemented using clone(2)
;; and the %fs segment register. Note that no consistent effort to
;; audit the SBCL library code for thread safety has been performed,
;; so caveat executor.
; :sb-thread
;; lutex support
;; While on linux we are able to use futexes for our locking
;; primitive, on other platforms we don't have this luxury. NJF's
;; lutexes present a locking API similar to the futex-based API that
;; allows for sb-thread support on x86 OS X, Solaris and
;; FreeBSD.
; :sb-lutex
;; On some operating systems the FS segment register (used for SBCL's
;; thread local storage) is not reliably preserved in signal
;; handlers, so we need to restore its value from the pthread thread
;; local storage.
; :restore-tls-segment-register-from-tls
;; Support for detection of unportable code (when applied to the
;; COMMON-LISP package, or SBCL-internal pacakges) or bad-neighbourly
;; code (when applied to user-level packages), relating to material
;; alteration to packages or to bindings in symbols in packages.
;; Support for the entirety of the 21-bit character space defined by
;; the Unicode consortium, rather than the classical 8-bit ISO-8859-1
;; character set.
;; Support for a full evaluator that can execute all the CL special
;; forms, as opposed to the traditional SBCL evaluator which called
;; COMPILE for everything complicated.
;; Record source location information for variables, classes, conditions,
;; packages, etc. Gives much better information on M-. in Slime, but
;; increases core size by about 100kB.
;; This affects the definition of a lot of things in bignum.lisp. It
;; doesn't seem to be documented anywhere what systems it might apply
;; to. It doesn't seem to be needed for X86 systems anyway.
; :32x16-divide
;; This is set in classic CMU CL, and presumably there it means
;; that the floating point arithmetic implementation
;; conforms to IEEE's standard. Here it definitely means that the
;; floating point arithmetic implementation conforms to IEEE's standard.
;; I (WHN 19990702) haven't tried to verify
;; that it does conform, but it should at least mostly conform (because
;; the underlying x86 hardware tries).
;; CMU CL had, and we inherited, code to support 80-bit LONG-FLOAT on the x86
;; architecture. Nothing has been done to actively destroy the long float
;; support, but it hasn't been thoroughly maintained, and needs at least
;; some maintenance before it will work. (E.g. the LONG-FLOAT-only parts of
;; genesis are still implemented in terms of unportable CMU CL functions
;; which are not longer available at genesis time in SBCL.) A deeper
;; problem is SBCL's bootstrap process implicitly assumes that the
;; cross-compilation host will be able to make the same distinctions
;; between floating point types that it does. This assumption is
;; fundamentally sleazy, even though in practice it's unlikely to break down
;; w.r.t. distinguishing SINGLE-FLOAT from DOUBLE-FLOAT; it's much more
;; likely to break down w.r.t. distinguishing DOUBLE-FLOAT from LONG-FLOAT.
;; Still it's likely to be quite doable to get LONG-FLOAT support working
;; again, if anyone's sufficiently motivated.
; :long-float
;; Some platforms don't use a 32-bit off_t by default, and thus can't
;; handle files larger than 2GB. This feature will control whether
;; we'll try to use platform-specific compilation options to enable a
;; 64-bit off_t. The intent is for this feature to be automatically
;; enabled by on platforms where it's needed and known
;; to work, you shouldn't be enabling it manually. You might however
;; want to disable it, if you need to pass file descriptors to
;; foreign code that uses a 32-bit off_t.
; :largefile
;; miscellaneous notes on other things which could have special significance
;; in the *FEATURES* list
;; Any target feature which affects binary compatibility of fasl files
;; (elsewhere).
;; notes on the :NIL and :IGNORE features:
;; #+NIL is used to comment out forms. Occasionally #+IGNORE is used
;; for this too. So don't use :NIL or :IGNORE as the names of features..
;; notes on :SB-XC and :SB-XC-HOST features (which aren't controlled by this
;; file, but are instead temporarily pushed onto *FEATURES* or
;; *TARGET-FEATURES* during some phases of cross-compilation):
;; :SB-XC-HOST stands for "cross-compilation host" and is in *FEATURES*
;; during the first phase of cross-compilation bootstrapping, when the
;; host Lisp is being used to compile the cross-compiler.
;; :SB-XC stands for "cross compiler", and is in *FEATURES* during the second
;; phase of cross-compilation bootstrapping, when the cross-compiler is
;; being used to create the first target Lisp.
;; notes on the :SB-ASSEMBLING feature (which isn't controlled by
;; this file):
;; This is a flag for whether we're in the assembler. It's
;; temporarily pushed onto the *FEATURES* list in the setup for
;; the ASSEMBLE-FILE function. It would be a bad idea
;; to use it as a name for a permanent feature.
;; notes on local features (which are set automatically by the
;; configuration script, and should not be set here unless you
;; really, really know what you're doing):
;; machine architecture features:
;; :x86
;; any Intel 386 or better, or compatibles like the AMD K6 or K7
;; :x86-64
;; any x86-64 CPU running in 64-bit mode
;; :alpha
;; DEC/Compaq Alpha CPU
;; :sparc
;; any Sun UltraSPARC (possibly also non-Ultras -- currently untested)
;; :ppc
;; any PowerPC CPU
;; :hppa
;; any PA-RISC CPU
;; :mips
;; any MIPS CPU (in little-endian mode with :little-endian)
;; (CMU CL also had a :pentium feature, which affected the definition
;; of some floating point vops. It was present but not enabled or
;; documented in the CMU CL code that SBCL is derived from, and has
;; now been moved to the backend-subfeatures mechanism.)
;; properties derived from the machine architecture
;; :control-stack-grows-downward-not-upward
;; On the X86, the Lisp control stack grows downward. On the
;; other supported CPU architectures as of sbcl-, the
;; system stack grows upward.
;; Note that there are other stack-related differences between the
;; X86 port and the other ports. E.g. on the X86, the Lisp control
;; stack coincides with the C stack, meaning that on the X86 there's
;; stuff on the control stack that the Lisp-level debugger doesn't
;; understand very well. As of sbcl- things like that are
;; just parameterized by #!+X86, but it'd probably be better to
;; use new flags like :CONTROL-STACK-CONTAINS-C-STACK.
;; :stack-allocatable-closures
;; The compiler can allocate dynamic-extent closures on stack.
;; :alien-callbacks
;; Alien callbacks have been implemented for this platform.
;; :compare-and-swap-vops
;; The backend implements compare-and-swap VOPs.
;; operating system features:
;; :unix = We're intended to run under some Unix-like OS. (This is not
;; exclusive with the features which indicate which particular
;; Unix-like OS we're intended to run under.)
;; :linux = We're intended to run under some version of Linux.
;; :bsd = We're intended to run under some version of BSD Unix. (This
;; is not exclusive with the features which indicate which
;; particular version of BSD we're intended to run under.)
;; :freebsd = We're intended to run under FreeBSD.
;; :openbsd = We're intended to run under OpenBSD.
;; :netbsd = We're intended to run under NetBSD.
;; :darwin = We're intended to run under Darwin (including MacOS X).
;; :sunos = We're intended to run under Solaris user environment
;; with the SunOS kernel.
;; :osf1 = We're intended to run under Tru64 (aka Digital Unix
;; aka OSF/1).
;; :win32 = We're intended to under some version of Microsoft Windows.
;; (No others are supported by SBCL as of 1.0.8, but :hpux or :irix
;; support could be ported from CMU CL if anyone is sufficiently
;; motivated to do so.)
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