[Openmcl-devel] What is the state of the phemlock included with OpenMCL?

David Steuber david at david-steuber.com
Sat Jul 31 06:59:15 UTC 2004


Hi,

I've had a quick look at what is in the hemlock directory of the 
OpenMCL distribution.  I also looked at 
http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~unk6/hemlock/ but I couldn't connect 
to the CVS server to see what the latest state of portable hemlock was. 
  Since Gilbert Baumann has the same initials as Gary Byers, I don't 
know whos initials are even in the TODO file.  I suspect they are 
Gilbert's.  Time stamps in those files are newer than the tar ball on 
the web page.

I'm interested in having a go at porting hemlock to run as a Carbon 
application.  Which sources should I use?

Also, I haven't seen any licensing statements anywhere.  Is Portable 
Hemlock in the public domain like CMUCL?

I'm still a Lisp newbie (not to mention being an OS X programming 
newbie).  I figure this is an opportunity to fix that and have 
something better than Emacs + SLIME in the end for Lisp programming 
under OS X (I am aware of Mikel Evins Clotho project).  I will most 
likely use Bosco to make integration into Clotho easier if I actually 
get anywhere with this.

BTW, I have no personal interest in any kind of elisp support.  Does 
anyone actually have this besides Gilbert Baumann?  My thinking is that 
if someone wants to add kitchen ware, it can be done in Common Lisp.  I 
am primarily interested in a Lisp code editor that follows the Aqua 
guidelines.




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