Subject: Re: Waving the lambda flag again (was: Constants and DEFCONSTANT)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/04/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Peter Van Eynde)
| With "the values" you mean the human readable form of the (day, millisec,
| timezone) triplet?

  no, the individual (day month year) and (second minute hour) triples.

| So (year,month,day,hour,minute,second) in a fixnum, right?

  no.  keep trying.  :)

| Aha.  Is it not possible to use the cycle-counter on modern x86's to
| check this.  You would have to insert get-the-count instructions here and
| there, but it gives you a resolution of 1 clock tick.  IIRC

  yes, this is possible, but as far as I can see, Allegro CL does not
  support this mode of operation.  I think it's a little too much to ask,
  too, but if I can get over the _disgusting_ machine language in the Intel
  CPU's, I might play with this one day...