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Rutils ?

I was excited to try this out when I came across it … but it looks like (today!) the github repo is not in a compilable state, at least on Allegro CL.

[code lang=text]
CL-USER(44): (ql:quickload 'rutils)
To load "rutils":
Load 1 ASDF system:
rutils
; Loading "rutils"
[package editor-hints.named-readtables]………..
[package rutils.readtable]……………………
[package rutils.core]………………………..
[package rutils.misc]………………………..
[package rutils.anaphora]…………………….
[package rutils.list]………………………..
[package rutils.string]………………………
[package rutils.hash-table]…………………..
[package rutils.sequence]…………………….
[package rutils.pair]………………………..
[package rutils.tree]………………………..
[package rutils.array]……………………….
[package rutils.abbr]………………………..
[package rutils]…………………………….
[package rutil].; While EVALUATING an unknown function in
#P"/usr/local/google/home/agam/quicklisp/dists/quicklisp/software/rutils-20140425-git/core/readtable.lisp":
Error: There is no readtable named :RUTILS.READTABLE.RUTILS-READTABLE.
[condition type: SIMPLE-ERROR]
[/code]

Update:

It works fine on SBCL(!)

I think this is because Allegro CL (which, in its defense, is trying to be clever) supports a named readtable feature that is getting triggered by the text at the top of this file. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to stick with SBCL.

Anyway, coming back to rutils: read the announcement. I for one totally agree with this goal of collecting and consolidating utility code, and as a newbie, will do my best to learn as much as I can from it!

So much for the AllegroCL trial

I suppose it’s worth learning anyway, it seems to give a very precise control over compilation, has a bunch of libraries and is very well documented. Also, an email to support@franz.com, which turned out to be a very silly question, was answered promptly. One day, I’m sure I will buy the Professional version!

However, I can’t always use this as an experimental Common Lisp platform. Today I wanted to try out Genworks, but when I tried to load it, I saw

[code lang=text]
Error:
An explicit gc call caused tenuring and a need for 786432 more bytes of heap.
This request cannot be satisfied because you have hit the Allegro CL Free Express heap limit.
The Student Edition has an unlimited heap.
For more information on the Student Edition, see http://www.franz.com/downloads/student.lhtml.
For an evaluation of our Enterprise or Professional Editions please contact us at sales@franz.com or (510) 452-2000.
[condition type: STORAGE-CONDITION]
[/code]

I don’t want to pretend to be a student, so … back to SBCL!

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