[Openmcl-devel] Clozure CL is healthy?

Mirko Vukovic mirko.vukovic at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 18:38:48 UTC 2021


I'd be happy to read the drafts and comment on them. I can try out snippets
of examples, but cannot commit to exhaustive testing.

Mirko

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 4:17 PM Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com> wrote:

> An M1 port is in the works. but probably won’t be ready for several
> months.  The project is just now getting off the ground.
>
> But your concern is not misplaced.  The CCL community is very small and
> not growing.  In particular, the number of people who are sufficiently
> familiar with how it works under the hood to be able to actually do
> something like the M1 port is very small, certainly less than 10, possibly
> less than 5.  If we were talking about wildlife they’d be listed as
> critically endangered.  So for the long run I’m much more worried about
> generational knowledge transfer than the M1 port.  That will buy some time,
> but one thing is pretty clear and that is that the Apple platform will
> forever be a moving target (and it’s not altogether clear to me that it
> will continue to be one worth shooting at).
>
> One thing that I started working on a while back to try to address this
> problem is an introductory programming book based on CCL.  The beginnings
> of that project can be found here:
>
> https://github.com/rongarret/BWFP
>
> I abandoned it in part because I tried and failed to recruit someone to be
> a “beta tester” for the book as I wrote it to make sure that what I was
> writing would actually be comprehensible to the target audience, and to
> make sure that all the examples actually worked.  If someone is interested
> in stepping up to that plate I would consider picking that back up again.
>
> rg
>
> On Aug 26, 2021, at 10:16 AM, Parksungmin <byulparan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > CCL has just 7 commit in 2021 (last commit is 15 Jul). it also seems not
> start to port for Silicon M1.
> > CCL is my favorite implementation. I'm afraid of the this status.
> >
> > When will it be possible to work with CCL in M1 Mac?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
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