December 14, 2004

SBCL is 5 [via Brian Mastenbrook].

  Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 18:53:46 -0600
  From: William Harold Newman To:
  Subject: It's alive! (SBCL, a CMU CL variant which bootstraps cleanly)

  I've made a system derived from CMU CL which can build itself from
  scratch, requiring only vanilla ANSI Common Lisp as a
  cross-compilation host.

If you're in the Bay area, and want to celebrate, Thomas Burdick sent the following email to sbcl-devel:

In case anyone here would be interested, but isn't on the BA lispniks list, the Northern California party celebrating SBCL's 5th birthday will be at 8pm tonight at Jupiters in Berkeley, CA. It'll be at least Harley and myself. I'll be there with my iBook, hopefully hacking my metacircular interpreter into sbcl. Anyone in the area is more than welcome to show up!

Posted by jjwiseman at December 14, 2004 10:57 AM

SBCL may be 5, but to use SBCL 0.17 w/Unicode I need CVS Slime & CVS Xemacs. I've heard of cutting edge but this is ridiculous..!

Posted by: John Connors on December 14, 2004 12:10 PM

To: John Connors

What's your point? That a compiler in the Unix environment is a tool for one task in a tool chain?

Or do you have a Unicode problem in the first release (a ZERO DOT eight dot seventeen version) with this feature?

Posted by: Stefan Scholl on December 14, 2004 04:48 PM

Well, with sbcl 0.8.15 you could take the tarball and use it with slime-1.0 and the latest XEmacs, and it would just work. With sbcl 0.8.17, that's no longer true - you need CVS slime & xemacs, it seems, and there is no warning on the's a trap, I tell you! ;)

SBCL is excellent, I'm not knocking it. I luurrve it served on a bed of fresh slime.

I just wish I'd stuck with 0.8.15 for now..:(

Posted by: John Connors on December 15, 2004 05:30 AM
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