[Openmcl-devel] MCL/CCL reunion (kind of)

Terje Norderhaug terje at in-progress.com
Mon Oct 29 13:48:23 PDT 2007

On Oct 24, 2007, at 12:34 PM, Phil wrote:
> I just did a quick Google search to see what the news was as I
> apparently slept through the reports of MCL going open source.  I was
> an MCL customer years ago (back when it was an Apple product) and
> remember what a nicely integrated Mac OS app/environment it was at
> the time and am curious what Gary or anyone else thought as to what
> this will likely to mean to both MCL and CCL users going forward?

I think this is an opportunity for us to bring MCL and OpenMCL/CCL  
closer together so that each can benefit from the strengths of the  
other. A LISP application can run partly on MCL, partly on CCL, e.g.  
with the user interface in MCL and processing intensive code running  
natively in CCL.

I have a contribution in the works that lets you use the mature MCL  
IDE to develop on CCL. It uses the Swank protocol to control CCL  
remotely from MCL (like SLIME). You can execute LISP code in CCL from  
the Fred editor of MCL as well as in the MCL listener. Just today I  
made the MCL Apropos dialog work on CCL, with more to follow.

-- Terje Norderhaug 

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