[CM] Re: cannot run cm script on Linux SBCL

Immanuel Litzroth immanuell@enfocus.be
Fri, 05 Aug 2005 11:06:09 +0100

"Rick Taube" <taube@uiuc.edu> writes:

>> Or: how do you know if a given sbcl has callbacks?
> this is a good question. I havent tried to build sbcl from sources and
> so i dont know if callbacks are in 0.9.2. 

sbcl 9.3 has the callback code (in code/target-alieneval.lisp). It
does say in one place  
>    ;;;; See "Foreign Linkage / Callbacks" in the SBCL Internals manual.

and a little bit further
 >   ;;;; interface (not public, yet) for alien callbacks

The manual doesn't mention callbacks. I tried to get it to work
yesterday for 30 min. but I gave up.

> But one other gotcha -- the
> thread api seems to have changed a bit between 0.9.0 and 0.9.2. its no
> big deal in itself but its really impossible for me to try to account
> for all the differences in the minor releases since so many (good)
> things are happening in sbcl now.
> I think maybe cm should hold at the binary release 0.9.0 until there
> is another binary release  that contains their x86 callback support
> (so gtk can run again) and, of course, their new thread stuff
> just my opinion.
> --rick