[Openmcl-devel] Apple to switch to Intel - what does this portend?

Richard Newman rich at holygoat.co.uk
Mon Jun 6 14:09:29 UTC 2005


Well, that was what I picked up from the conversation in #lisp. I'd  
be very pleased to hear differently, of course! OpenMCL is my  
preferred Lisp.

-R

On 6 Jun 2005, at 14:30, Gary Byers wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Richard Newman wrote
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>> There was discussion about this last night on #lisp.
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>> Firstly, "switching to Intel" does not necessarily mean switching  
>> to x86, so it might not be all that bad.
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>> If it does, then it's a bad thing for OpenMCL's internals.  
>> Switching to targeting x86 is a lot of work that's unlikely to be  
>> done.
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>> -R
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> It's certainly interesting to learn that - if this rumor does indeed
> involve switching to x86 - that that work is unlikely do be done.
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> (It's sometimes hard to convey sarcasm in email, and othertimes it
> can be overdone.  I think that I'd rather err on the side of  
> underdoing
> it, but I hope that anyone reading the preceding paragraph catches the
> tone.)
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