[Openmcl-devel] Gary Byers Update

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Wed Feb 8 16:21:16 UTC 2017


Wow, that is sad news indeed.  Gary, if you’re still reading this list, I wish you health and happiness.  Your work has been an inspiration to me since I first discovered Coral Common Lisp back in the mid-80s.  I will miss your keen technical insights and your acerbic humor.

On Feb 8, 2017, at 5:47 AM, Andrew Shalit <alms at clozure.com> wrote:

> To the CCL Community - 
> 
> As many of you know, Gary Byers has been on a leave of absence from his Clozure CL work to attend to his health.  I’m writing to let you know that, unfortunately, this leave will be permanent.  Gary has resigned from his position at Clozure and will no longer be the lead developer of Clozure CL.
> 
> Over the last 30+ years Gary has made a tremendous contribution to the Common Lisp programming community, first through his work on Macintosh Common Lisp, and then through the creation of CCL.  Gary has always been ready to share his deep knowledge of the Common Lisp standard and the issues attending its implementation. I don’t know anyone whose understanding of the details of Common Lisp could match Gary’s. His many contributions will be missed.
> 
> The work on CCL will continue, though.  In Gary’s absence, Matthew Emerson will be stepping up as the primary maintainer of CCL.  Matthew is moving CCL to GitHub, and he hopes that others will pitch in to continue the development of this great software platform.  Clozure Associates will also continue to support CCL, through direct contributions and through our consulting work. I’ll be supporting those efforts, and I hope you’ll consider supporting them as well.
> 
> Yours,
> 
> Andrew Shalit
> Clozure Associates
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