wanted: sb-ext:*default-external-format*

Bug #727622 reported by Nikodemus Siivola on 2011-03-02
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Bug Description

I think the meaning of such a variable is perfectly clear: provide the meaning of :external-format :default.

tags: added: streams
removed: stream
mon_key (mon-key) wrote :

I need this in order to get my Slackware 12 (not particularly UTF-8 friendly) locale to play nice with my Emacs/swank/slime/SBCL config on same all of the latter are perfectly capable of dealing with UTF-8 sanely independent of my environments locale. The lack of an exposed sb-ext:*default-external-format* means I can't rely on building a sane setup across otherwise similiar OS'. For example, am presently maintaining three Emacs/swank/slime/SBCL configs on two separate ARCH Linux builds and one Slackware. A recent suggestion was that I set LC_CTYPE=foo for my errant systems environment. This is not IMHO opinion a solution of sufficient granularity.


Douglas Katzman (dougk) wrote :

Somewhat curiously this bug was opened well after the feature existed:

commit cd3332a71793f4bccee403162ad0daf60ad51fb2
Author: Juho Snellman <email address hidden>
Date: Wed Aug 3 13:02:40 2005 +0000
        Merge sbcl-devel "patch: treatment of default external format"
            by NIIMI Satoshi, 2005-06-12

Douglas Katzman (dougk) on 2017-07-09
Changed in sbcl:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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