[developers] [spr38460] time() macro in Allegro CL breaks in run-time images

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Tue Aug 30 21:47:53 CEST 2011

thanks for the proposed work-around, duane!  i have confirmed that it
works for our application to redefine cl:time() when i create a run-time
imagine, so i cannot say we are desperate for an official patch :-).

cheers, oe

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 02:52, Duane Rettig <duane at franz.com> wrote:
> Stephan,
>>> we only recently upgraded to ACL 8.2, and i believe a change in the time() macro
>>> is causing us trouble.  in a run-time environment, the expansion into
>>> yields a RUNTIME-RESTRICTION error.  i doubt this is intended behaviour, or?
> Oops.  No, it is not intended behavior, although you are the first to
> have reported this.  Thamks for that report, and I will file a bug to
> fix this for a future version.
> A workaround is to use this definition for a non-compiling time macro:
> (defmacro nctime (form)
>  `(excl::time-a-funcall #'excl::time-report *trace-output*
>                         #'(lambda () ,form)))
> What is the severety of this problem?  Can you use the workaround, or
> do you need a patch?
> Duane Rettig  duane at franz.com Franz Inc.  http://www.franz.com/
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