[Maxima] Problem with interpreted comm.lisp
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 00:11:15 CDT 2007
On 7/5/07, Stavros Macrakis <macrakis at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> comm.lisp works properly when compiled, but not when interpreted.
This appears to be a GCL-specific bug: I see test suite
errors after loading comm.lisp into Maxima 5.12.0cvs + GCL
on Linux, but not SBCL or Clisp.
> Shouldn't we be testing the interpretive version of Maxima at least
Certainly anyone is free to do so if they wish, but I'll
recommend that it not become part of the
standard release testing. I don't see the point of it.
Another alternative is to stop using GCL. I think the Windows
port for SBCL is coming along. At some point there will be
fewer bugs in SBCL + Windows than GCL + Windows, and
at that point we could consider ceasing official support for GCL.
Specifically, (1) build the Windows installer with SBCL, and
(2) not bother testing new releases with GCL.
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