[CM] new cm-2.4.0.tar.gz available
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 09:18:04 -0600
Ive updated the candidate 2.4.0 release with some new goodies and some
i dont anticipate adding much more now execpt bug fixes, its pretty
Here is what is new:
o new 'copier' pattern returns multiple copies of each period of a
specified pattern. functions similar to the old 'repeat' macro.
o 'Palindrome' is now a true pattern and the :elide value can change
on each cycle of its data.
o The 'join' pattern class made easier to use -- by default the
first pattern listed in the join determines the period length of the
o 'funcall' pattern now respects period length (bug fix).
o 'heap' pattern now copies data before side effecting (bug fix)
o new ':pickto' initialization for range pattern produces
random selection a la between:
(new range :from 10 :pickto 30)
o patterns now have 'make-load-form' methods and can be saved to
files. but patterns like funcall and pval that contain lexical
closures will not save correctly.
O CM's scheme-to-cltl translator (src/stocl.lisp) now works in all
common lisps so anyone can generate the .lisp files from the .scm
files. see the comments at the top of the file for more info.
o CM now saves an 'xcm' script that automatically starts the saved
image under Xemacs in a dedicated frame. xcm sets everything up
for you, including a scratch buffer in Lisp Mode. The verion of
Lisp-mode it provides includes a Lisp menu with easy evaluation
rules (C-x/C-e at point, after point, on region) and some other
stuff. CM now also makes the 'cm' and 'xcm' scripts executable for
you when it generates them.
o etc/xemacs/listener.el improved:
1. lisp-listener function takes optional second arg that specifies
the implmentation of the inferior lisp. This optional arg allows
commands to be made smarter. If the arg is not specified then the
Listener attempts to determine the implementation from the program
string you give it to run. Current implementations are "guile"
"openmcl" "clisp" "cmucl" and "acl".
2. The command C-x C-. aborts to toplevel in the inferior Lisp
buffer no matter what the Error level is or what Lisp you are
running. C-x C-. can be issued from inside the edit buffer, ie you
do not need to switch to the listener.
3. Background color of Listerner can be changed via:
Type Tab at the prompt for a list of possible colors.
4. Quitting Listener will quit Xemacs if its the only
o the file etc/mtxt/mtxt.lisp contains the source code for the meta
markup "language" that I use to generate CM's docs and book.
mtxt.lisp works in any common Lisp, at some point ill move it to
o *midi-gm-mode* is now back. if true (the default) then
midi-print-message "pretty prints" GM midi messages.
o Dictionary formatting improved.
o CM now compiles and runs in MCL 5.0 beta on OSX.