Subject: Re: What is the best Open-Source Lisp?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 03:31:14 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
Didier Verna  <> wrote:
| (Rob Warnock) wrote:
| >     cmu> (disassemble 'foo)
| >     58972CA8:       .ENTRY FOO()                 ; FUNCTION
| > 	  C0:       POP     DWORD PTR [EBP-8]
| > 	  C3:       LEA     ESP, [EBP-32]
| > 	  C6:       ADD     EDX, EDI             ; No-arg-parsing entry point
| But one should be aware that CMUCL's compile-file will silently
| produce bytecode instead of native code by default, under particular
| settings for speed and debug (see also the :byte-compile argument).

Doesn't the phrase "by default" here conflict with the phrase
"under particular settings for speed and debug"?  When will
CMUCL fail to produce native code with COMPILE-FILE when using
*completely* default settings? The only case I know of is top-level
forms *not* in a DEFUN[1] or DEFMETHOD. Do you know of others?


[1] Yes, in the CMUCL REPL you can't[2] simply COMPILE DEFUNs that are
    inside a non-null lexical environment, but COMPILE-FILE works fine.

[2] And there's even a way around that! See my posting
    and the associated thread, and the suggested COMPILE* macro.

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