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(ql:quickload "quicklisp-slime-helper") fails #9

avodonosov opened this Issue Mar 6, 2012 · 3 comments

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On the very fresh Ubuntu system, SBCL
March 2012 Quicklisp distro.

  • (ql:quickload "quicklisp-slime-helper")

[ ... lot of compilation output ...]

debugger invoked on a SIMPLE-TYPE-ERROR in thread # "initial thread" RUNNING
Argument X is not a REAL: NIL

HELP for debugger help, or (SB-EXT:QUIT) to exit from SBCL.

Backtrace: Fails somewhere in alexandria...


Thanks, it looks like a bug in alexandria. I have emailed the author of the offending commit. I'll probably release a Quicklisp update very soon as a result.


Meantime I worked this around by downgrading to the previous QL release:

(install-dist "" :replace t)

installed quicklisp-slime-helper, and then updated to the newest release by:

(ql:update-dist "quicklisp")

If you will update the QL release, it probably makes sense to include the slime fix for SBCL on Windows (as posted on the slime-devel).

@quicklisp quicklisp closed this Jul 24, 2012
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