[Openmcl-devel] BBEdit as IDE?

Stonewall Ballard sb.list at sb.org
Mon Apr 5 14:00:18 PDT 2004


I didn't realize that there was an OpenMCL IDE. Where exactly is it?

I really need something. I spent Sunday afternoon trying to get MCL 5.0 
to read and parse my iTunes Music Library.xml file (30K tracks) so that 
I could find all the duplicates. The xml parser created 90MB of 
objects, which seemed to annoy MCL, since it kept crashing. I was also 
unable to get the PCRE system to run in MCL. I think MCL's basically 
unusable with Unix text files.

An interactive IDE for OpenMCL would be ideal.

I'll see if there's something I can contribute to it. I am trying to 
resist the "tool regression" effect that has snared me in the past 
(where you keep working on the tools and never get around to using the 
language for your original project). That may be hopeless. I have too 
long a history of building IDEs for dynamic languages.

  - Stoney

On Apr 5, 2004, at 4:46 PM, Raffael Cavallaro wrote:

> I think the OpenMCL IDE is already close to being on par with BBEdit, 
> and will soon surpass it in usability. Rather than write a BBEdit 
> plug-in, why not contribute to the OpenMCL IDE's lisp aware editor?
> just my $.02
> raf
> Raffael Cavallaro, Ph.D.
> raffaelcavallaro at mac.com

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