[Openmcl-devel] OpenMCL and Tiger status

Tord Kallqvist Romstad romstad at math.uio.no
Thu Apr 28 11:02:01 UTC 2005


David Steuber <david at david-steuber.com> writes:

> It can be found here if anyone is interested in taking a look at it:
> 
>    http://www.david-steuber.com/Lisp/OSX/Carbon/
> 
> I'm investigating getting the cl-carbon package into a CVS repository
> as an LLGPL project for a CLOS framework based on Carbon

Looks interesting, but wouldn't this require a tremendous amount of
work before it is as easy and comfortable to use as the Cocoa bridge?

My own little app uses Cocoa:

    http://www.math.uio.no/~romstad/glaurung/glaurung.html

The thing is still rather buggy and incomplete; a somewhat better
version will probably be ready within a week or so.  The source code
will be available for download as soon as I have cleaned it up a bit.

In principle I would prefer to use Carbon (if only in order to make
the program work in more than a single Mac OS X version), but it just
looks too low-level and too difficult and time-consuming to learn.

> as there has been some interest expressed in #lisp.

What is #lisp?  Never heard about it before.

> My application, such as it is (not much more than "Hello, world"
> really), wouldn't be possible without OpenMCL and the help I have
> received here.  You have my deepest thanks for this wonderful project
> and making programming fun for me again.

I agree.  OpenMCL is the best development tool I have ever had the
pleasure to use, and the support on this mailing list is superb.

-- 
Tord Romstad



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