28 Aug 2009 crhodes   » (Master)

In my previous diary entry, I was all gung-ho and optimistic about actually improving SBCL's support for Unicode; “not all of this is implemented yet”, I said. Shortly after beginning to implement the UTF-16 external format, I discovered that the compiler, on x86 only, was miscompiling memory accesses where the offset was of the form (+ variable constant). Because of the release cycle, I then felt that I had to address that (and certain other miscompilation issues that people noticed), with the result that the major achievement in SBCL's Unicode support in the hot-off-the-press 1.0.31 release is that

the EBCDIC-US external-format is now supported for octet operations (as well as for stream operations).
Lucky EBCDIC users.

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