The compiler can be quite verbose in its diagnostic reporting, rather more then some users would prefer – the amount of noise emitted can be controlled, however.
To control emission of compiler diagnostics (of any severity other
error: see Diagnostic Severity) use the
declarations, specifying the type of condition that is to be muffled
(the muffling is done using an associated
;;; Muffle compiler-notes globally (declaim (sb-ext:muffle-conditions sb-ext:compiler-note))
;;; Muffle compiler-notes based on lexical scope (defun foo (x) (declare (optimize speed) (fixnum x) (sb-ext:muffle-conditions sb-ext:compiler-note)) (values (* x 5) ; no compiler note from this (locally (declare (sb-ext:unmuffle-conditions sb-ext:compiler-note)) ;; this one gives a compiler note (* x -5))))
Muffles the diagnostic messages that would be caused by compile-time signals of given types.
Cancels the effect of a previous
Various details of how the compiler messages are printed can be
controlled via the alist
((*PRINT-LENGTH* . 10) (*PRINT-LEVEL* . 6) (*PRINT-PRETTY* . NIL))
The variables in the
carpositions are bound to the values in the
cdrduring the execution of some debug commands. When evaluating arbitrary expressions in the debugger, the normal values of the printer control variables are in effect.
*compiler-print-variable-alist*is Typically used to specify bindings for printer control variables.