So, I have been re-brushing my common lisp, and have been wanting to write some AWS api code in the process. Common Lisp has the aws-sign4 package that can be used to sign requests for their API.
The problem I am having is with a closure. aws-sign4 example code fails with the error message "Please bind *aws-credentials* to a function." It is initiated as nil, and the macro in the example is supposedly re-assigining the variable as a function, but it fails (and checking the output, *aws-credentials* is still nil).
https://github.com/copyleft/aws-sign4/b ... ample.lisp
This code, is what I wrote on my own, and is almost identical to what I think aws-sign4 is suppose to be doing. This code works, and the global *foo* variable gets assigned to a function using a macro: http://pastebin.com/ipzQHfj8
any insight as to what I am missing, and what helpful comments I might send to the maintainer of aws-sign4 to fix their example?
EDIT: I figured out the problem. It was a namespace conflict. I was not calling the example from the asdf system. I needed to either do that or change the variable in the macro to aws-sign4:*aws-credentials*