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Re: [ANN] CHICKEN 5.3.0 release candidate available

From: Ariela Wenner
Subject: Re: [ANN] CHICKEN 5.3.0 release candidate available
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 21:44:11 -0300

Hi all, I seem to be running into a weird issue with this rc when trying to
install the pigeon-hole egg (might happen with other eggs too, I tested a bunch
and it only happened with pigeon-hole though).

Link to log output:

Operating system: Debian testing and Debian stable
Hardware platform: x86-64
C Compiler: GCC 10.2.1
Installation works?: yes
Tests work?: yes
Installation of eggs works?: almost!

Anyone else?

On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 12:28:23 +0200
Peter Bex <> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> We are happy to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming
> CHICKEN 5.3.0.
> CHICKEN 5.3.0rc1 is now available at this location:
> The SHA256 sum of that tarball is
> 61d59cb4f3ca226995d7dca3510c7a646c2cf1e28ebc771bf6c5177e28d14c81
> This is bugfix release which takes care of several important issues.
> Irregex has been updated to the latest upstream (0.9.10), which fixes
> a few issues with bol handling and irregex-replace/all with positive
> lookbehind replaces all matches rather than just the first.
> A few bugs in the module system's handling of reexport have been fixed,
> as well as a few bugs in the optimization of using argvector directly
> in rest arguments, and a nasty issue where mutated parameters would be
> reset if the mutation happened in a signal handler.
> A nice improvement is that to build CHICKEN, on most platforms you no
> longer need to provide the PLATFORM variable to Make; we auto-detect
> the platform you're building on.  Of course, for cross-compilation
> you'll still have to set it.
> Finally, we tweaked the garbage collector to avoid thrashing when the
> heap was almost full.  This should drastically improve performance for
> certain usage patterns that trigger this pathological behaviour.
> The complete list of changes since version 5.2.0 is available here:
> Please give it a test and report your findings to the mailing list.
> Here's a suggested test procedure:
>   $ make PREFIX=<some dir> install check
>   $ <some dir>/bin/chicken-install pastiche
> If you want to build CHICKEN with a compiler other than the default one,
> just use C_COMPILER=<the compiler> (e.g., C_COMPILER=clang) on the make
> invocation.
> Of course, feel free to explore other supported build options (see the
> README file for more information) and actually use CHICKEN 5.3.0rc1 for
> your software.
> If you can, please let us know the following information about the
> environment you tested the RC tarball on:
> Operating system: (e.g., FreeBSD 12.0, Debian 9, Windows 10 mingw-msys under 
> mingw32)
> Hardware platform: (e.g., x86, x86-64, PPC)
> C Compiler: (e.g., GCC 6.4.0, clang 5.0.0)
> Installation works?: yes or no
> Tests work?: yes or no
> Installation of eggs works?: yes or no
> Thanks in advance!
> The CHICKEN Team

#!/usr/bin/scheme --script

(for-each (lambda (line) (display line) (newline))
          '("We don't need no iteration"
            "We don't need no flow control"
            "No more garbage in the call stack"
            "Hey! Did you leave the args alone?"
            "All in all it's just an optimized tail call."
            "We don't need no side-effecting"
            "We don't need no constructors"
            "No more NullPointerExceptions"
            "Hey! Juniors! Leave that source alone!"
            "All in all it's just a pure Scheme function call."))

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