[Openmcl-devel] OpenMCL 1.0-rc1
gb at clozure.com
Sun Sep 25 13:57:36 EDT 2005
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, bryan o'connor wrote:
>> OpenMCL's *features* still contains :MCL and :MCL-COMMON-MOP-SUBSET.
> removing :mcl would require some coordination with other
> projects. there are still some that only use :mcl to
> refer to openmcl. if Gary decides to remove it, it would
> be good to get all those changed first.
> the pro side is that it'll clean up all the places where
> developers have had to use #+(and :mcl (not :openmcl))
> also, what about :coral and ccl-. i had always
> thought that ccl- were used during bootstrapping,
> but i guess they might also be version indicators.
:CORAL is almost a private joke (so private that no one gets it.)
It's actually still used in some old-but-occasionally-useful code
(MK-DEFSYSTEM), but I wouldn't be surprised if all such uses were
inappropriate for OpenMCL and if many were inappropriate for MCL as
:CCL- were used to select functionality introduced in MCL
2.0, 3.0, and 4.0; they were intended to be used in user code
as well as the implementation, but they're probably not too
relevant to MCL anymore and never were too relevant to OpenMCL.
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