[Openmcl-devel] BBEdit as IDE?

Stonewall Ballard sb.list at sb.org
Mon Apr 5 16:15:00 PDT 2004


I'm going to have to take a look at this. I used Hemlock with 
Spice-Lisp on Perqs - was it 20 years ago? Gak.

  - Stoney

On Apr 5, 2004, at 6:00 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

> I've been working for several weeks on replacing the text-storage
> layer and command-handling code in the Cocoa text system with
> equivalent layers from Hemlock (Hemlock's an Emacs-like text editor
> writen in CL, originally as part of the SPICE Lisp project at CMU,
> distrubuted with CMUCL, and made less CMUCL-dependent by Gilbert
> Baumann last year.)  Gilbert's Portable Hemlock sort of runs (via
> CLX/X11) in OpenMCL, but I think that most people would say that
> its UI reminds them of a raw X11 program that's 15-20 years old.
> The Cocoa-Hemlock integration is moving forward (a lot of stuff works,
> a lot still doesn't); at the moment, there seem to be bugs that cause
> it to fail to work at all on some machines (and to work as well as it
> does reliably on other, seemingly identical machines).  When what works
> works, it's marginally usable, and some of the things that'd make it
> fully usable (highlighting matching parens, Meta-., integration with
> backtrace and inspector windows, removal/change of code that only
> makes sense under X11) are sort of in sight (if you squint a bit.)

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