[Openmcl-devel] CCL on Solaris sparc architecture

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Wed Jan 27 19:22:22 UTC 2010


* Ron Garret [2010-01-27 19:39+0100] writes:

> Ah.  Well, in that case I am at a loss.  I can't imagine why anyone
> would care about a compiler front end (or use a Sparc for that matter)
> unless they cared about performance.

Good compiler messages and debugging information need a reasonably good
front-end.

> And I can't imagine why anyone
> would use a JVM back end unless they didn't.

There exist plenty of libraries for the JVM that would be available to
Lisp without the need to go through the FFI/JNI.  It would also be
easier to make a Lisp library available to Java/JRuby/Jython/Jwhatever.

Helmut




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