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#101 closed defect (fixed)

Gray steam non-conformance: not invoking STREAM-CLEAR-OUTPUT and STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN

Reported by: avodonosov Owned by: rtoy
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Gray-streams Version: 2014-05
Keywords: Cc:


As we can see from the trivial-gray-streams test suite:

CMUCL does not call some generic functions when necessary:

  1. When we call cl:clear-output for a gray stream, CMUCL calls ext:stream-force-output instead of ext:stream-clear-output
  1. When we call cl:format with the ~T directive, for example (cl:format a-gray-stream "~10,t"), CMUCL calls ext:stream-line-column and ext:stream-write-string instead of ext:stream-advance-to-column

See the specification:

STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN stream column [Generic Function]

Writes enough blank space so that the next character will be written at the specified column. Returns true if the operation is successful, or NIL if it is not supported for this stream. This is intended for use by by PPRINT and FORMAT ~T. The default method uses STREAM-LINE-COLUMN and repeated calls to STREAM-WRITE-CHAR with a #\SPACE character; it returns NIL if STREAM-LINE-COLUMN returns NIL.

So, it is better to call ext:stream-advance-to-column, and provide the default implementation for ext:stream-advance-to-column, as specified.

Importance: I am unaware of a library that depend on those Gray protocol details. But it is non-conforming.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by avodonosov

  • Component changed from Core to Gray-streams
  • Owner changed from somebody to rtoy

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by avodonosov

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by toy.raymond@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

commit e585e8d6acbc146e978d1c2c5171987b6ba2fddf Author: Raymond Toy <toy.raymond@…> Date: Sat Aug 9 23:49:14 2014 -0700

Fix ticket:101, implementing STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN for FORMAT ~T.

  • code/format.lisp:
    • Add support for Gray streams for tabulation, calling STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN as needed.
  • tests/gray-stream.lisp:
    • Add tests for absolute and relative tabulation. These are simple and just compare that lisp streams and Gray streams produce the same output.
  • general-info/release-20f.txt:
    • Update.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by rtoy

I'm not sure, but I think the trivial-gray-streams test for STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN might still fail because the implementation still calls STREAM-LINE-COLUMN and STREAM-WRITE-CHAR.

I did test that (format <gray> "~10T") does call STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN using TRACE.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by avodonosov

The test will succeed if STREAM-ADVANCE-TO-COLUMN is called, no matter what other methods are called too.

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