Michael Weber: Random Bits and Pieces

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Christian Lynbech writes about the script he uses to build his lisp images. As he notes, dumping a custom image is a real time-saver.

Compared to his, my own sbcl-save-core is rather on the low-tech side of the spectrum, so I thought I'd share it as well. As the name suggests, it works for SBCL only.

No surprises in there, except that before calling SB-EXT:SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE, I push :michaelw-core onto *features*. This ends up in the newly generated core. I conditionalize on it in my ~/.sbclrc, not to repeat some parts of the extra initialization performed for a vanilla image.