*PRINT-CIRCLE* crosstalk between streams

Bug #309090 reported by Nikodemus Siivola on 2008-12-17
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Bug Description

  In sbcl- it's possible for *PRINT-CIRCLE* references to be
  mixed between streams when output operations are intermingled closely
  enough (as by doing output on S2 from within (PRINT-OBJECT X S1) in the
  test case below), so that e.g. the references #2# appears on a stream
  with no preceding #2= on that stream to define it (because the #2= was
  sent to another stream).
    (cl:in-package :cl-user)
    (defstruct foo index)
    (defparameter *foo* (make-foo :index 4))
    (defstruct bar)
    (defparameter *bar* (make-bar))
    (defparameter *tangle* (list *foo* *bar* *foo*))
    (defmethod print-object ((foo foo) stream)
      (let ((index (foo-index foo)))
        (format *trace-output*
         "~&-$- emitting FOO ~D, ambient *BAR*=~S~%"
         index *bar*)
        (format stream "[FOO ~D]" index))
    (let ((tsos (make-string-output-stream))
          (ssos (make-string-output-stream)))
      (let ((*print-circle* t)
         (*trace-output* tsos)
         (*standard-output* ssos))
        (prin1 *tangle* *standard-output*))
      (let ((string (get-output-stream-string ssos)))
        (unless (string= string "(#1=[FOO 4] #S(BAR) #1#)")
          ;; In sbcl- STRING was "(#1=[FOO 4] #2# #1#)".:-(
          (error "oops: ~S" string)))))
  It might be straightforward to fix this by turning the
  per-stream slots, but (1) it would probably be sort of messy faking
  up the special variable binding semantics using UNWIND-PROTECT and
  (2) it might be sort of a pain to test that no other bugs had been

Changed in sbcl:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
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