[Openmcl-devel] CCL on Solaris sparc architecture

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Wed Jan 27 09:40:09 PST 2010

* Ron Garret [2010-01-27 18:16+0100] writes:

>> ABCL's front-end+library are not as mature as CCL's.
> What front end? 

The front-end of the compiler.

> What library? Do you mean the GUI?  

The common lisp library: APPEND, FORMAT, LOOP etc.

> That won't work on a JVM back end anyway.

It would be cross-compiled just like it would cross-compiled to Sparc.

> CCL is cool mainly for two reasons: 1) it compiles to native code so
> it's fast, and 2) it has the ObjC bridge, so you can easily access
> Cocoa and all that entails.  Both of those features will be
> necessarily lost with a JVM back end.

Nobody uses ObjC or Cocoa on Solaris so that would not be big loss.


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