[Openmcl-devel] “Prehistoric” MCL

Jeremy Jones jaj at clozure.com
Fri Mar 4 05:53:26 PST 2022

Hi Tim!

Congrats on getting the classic Mac. I've been thinking about ancient MCL
too. I sure wish I saved stuff, especially hardcopies of sources.

If anyone does have the old floppies, one could use this approach to make
disk images:


There are also emulators:

Anyone else interested in MCL archeology? We could start an online MCL
museum with old disk images, repls via browser, etc.?

Anyone have any MCL CDs? Chime in if you want to contribute anything or
help with a website. I have some papers that might be of interest. How
about a website written in Object Lisp served from Tim's Mac Classic?

Also, Andrew told me that Clozure is looking for someone to take over
hosting of clozure.com. We definitely don't want it to go away.

On Fri, Mar 4, 2022, 12:27 AM Tim McNerney <mc at media.mit.edu> wrote:

> Motivated by my recent purchase of a refurbished Mac Classic (*),
> I am searching for a couple of types of “prehistoric” software.
> 1) 68000 MCL that runs in 4MB of RAM and a tiny B/W screen. (**)
> 2) examples of early Mac apps written in MCL with decent UIs.
> (*) With a BlueSCSI SSD instead of a fragile HDD.
> Is the rumor true that Coral Software delivered a complete Common Lisp
> compressed onto a single 9cm floppy? (3 1/2”)
> (**) I’m not looking for one of these physical floppies.
> 9cm floppies were notorious, even brand new, of not being archival.
> Some sort of disk image would be better.
> --Tim
> _______________________________________________
> Openmcl-devel mailing list
> Openmcl-devel at clozure.com
> https://lists.clozure.com/mailman/listinfo/openmcl-devel
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.clozure.com/pipermail/openmcl-devel/attachments/20220304/442d499b/attachment.htm>

More information about the Openmcl-devel mailing list