[Openmcl-devel] Thread problem/question
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Thu Sep 7 23:42:31 EDT 2006
On Sep 7, 2006, at 11:14 PM, Gary Byers wrote:
> There's a general overview of how threads and special variables
> interact in
> I'm not sure if that'd be helpful in this case.
Good reading at least ;-)
> One obvious (in hindsight) question to ask is whether there are
> different symbols named FOO in different packages. E.g., if
> ? (FIND-ALL-SYMBOLS "FOO")
> returns a list containing more than one symbol, it's possible (maybe
> likely) that different threads/buffers have different bindings of
> *PACKAGE* and therefore the unqualified references to FOO refer
> to different symbols.
> If that doesn't explain what you're seeing, I'm not sure what would;
> it sounds unlikely that dynamic binding is having any effect.
Yes, that's the right track...
> You could also try evaluating the form *PACKAGE* in a buffer and in
> the REPL, to see if you get different results.
DOH! That's it... I didn't think to check the package as I hadn't
explicitly switched to anything other than CL-USER. Apparently,
something (SLIME or my setup code) is dropping non-repl threads into
other packages. Should be easy enough to track down now that I know
what I'm looking for.
Thanks very much,
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