[Openmcl-devel] 32bit system

Chun Tian (binghe) binghe.lisp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 10:50:36 UTC 2008


>
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Chun Tian (binghe) wrote:
>
>> Hi, Gary Byers
>>
>> What about the commercial MCL? Is there any news?
>
> It was open-sourced.
>
> <http://clozure.com/pipermail/info-mcl/2008-March/000336.html>
>
> (We (Clozure) host some MCL mailing lists and provide FTP space
> for the MCL disk image, but aren't otherwise involved in/with MCL.)

Ah... I should check info-mcl again before last post. Sorry.

I didn't have a PowerPC Mac, cannot run it.

>
>
>>
>> Several months ago some one on MCL mailing list said MCL 5.2 will  
>> be open-sourced, but things didn't change since then. I'm not a MCL  
>> user (using Clozure CL 1.2 now) but thought that the MCL CLIM & IDE  
>> maybe still useful for Lisp programmers on Mac if these components  
>> can be ported to Clozure CL... What's your opinion?
>
>
> I don't know exactly what the licensing status of CLIM is.

No CLIM found in MCL 5.2

>
>
> Entirely personal opinion:
>
> It'd probably be wrong to say that there's nothing worth salvaging/ 
> using
> from MCL, but it's not really obvious to me what that would be.
>
> Put another way: there was a lot of good user-interface sensibility in
> MCL and there was a lot of effort put into making it a usable and
> productive environment for many people for many years.  Those are good
> things, but the technology and the code (with some possible
> exceptions) aren't directly related to those strengths in any obvious
> way.


Thanks for tell us. Wish Clozure CL be better in the future:)




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