[Openmcl-devel] CCL is a mess

Daniel Dickison danieldickison at gmail.com
Wed May 27 17:15:41 UTC 2009


On May 27, 2009, at 12:59 PM, Rainer Joswig wrote:
>
> The next question is 'user expectation'. What kind of IDE are users  
> expecting?
>
> * Eclipse-like, because the users are students and know mostly  
> Eclipse? An MCL-like IDE will not do it for them. They want windows  
> full of widgets, wizards, tiled windows, large preference dialogues,  
> lots of XML configuration files, ...
>
> * MCL-like, because the users are homeless ex-MCL users?
>
> * XCode-like, because the CCL IDE users are on the Mac anyway?
>
> * Somehow integrating with Xcode and some of its tools (Interface  
> Builder, ...)?
>
> * Emacs/SLIME-like?
>
> * Something new?
>
> * None? Because they use Emacs/SLIME or Eclipse with Lisp support?

I would think something Xcode-like would be ideal, especially with  
integrated support for Interface Builder.  I don't see emulating Emacs  
as a benefit, since, if you want Emacs, you could always use Aquamacs  
and SLIME instead.




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