[Openmcl-devel] Re: Standalone binaries

Taoufik Dachraoui taoufik.dachraoui at wanadoo.fr
Fri Apr 18 11:10:50 PDT 2003

What I am asking for is probably not critical since openmcl is free, 
but if openmcl was not free then anyone who wants to use your openmcl 
application has to buy openmcl first.

Another question, would be, if an image created on Mac OS X using 
SAVE-APPLICATION can be used on a Linux system?

Thank you for your help


On vendredi, avr 18, 2003, at 18:28 Africa/Tunis, Erann Gat wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Apr 2003, Taoufik Dachraoui wrote:
>> the JVM is allover the places, not openmcl.
> Sorry, can't help you there.  The world is the way it is.
>> For this reason I am looking for a way
>> to create an executable where all needed stuff is in it (excluding
>> functions in standard unix libraries and system calls), so that my 
>> lisp
>> applications can run on any unix system (I hope)!
> First, there is no way to create a binary executable (in any language)
> that will "run on any unix system."  If you doubt this, try to take any
> binary from one unix system (like Linux) and run it on a different unix
> system (like Solaris).
> Second, Gary already told you how to create a standalone executable 
> using
> save-application.  You complained that it was too big, and I explained 
> to
> you why it had to be that big, and that the "fact" that apparently
> self-contained C binaries appear small is really just an illusion.
> The only way to achieve what you seem to want is to make openmcl as
> ubiquitous as the JVM.  That is a worthy goal, but very difficult to
> achieve.  You are probably better off coming up with another plan.
> E.

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