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Re: [Gcl-devel] gcl/acl2

From: C Y
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] gcl/acl2
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 09:22:19 -0800 (PST)

--- Camm Maguire <address@hidden> wrote:
> Greetings!  After a few days of consolidation, it appears as if gcl
> is now successfully building acl2 on all 11 Debian architectures(!). 
> The same gcl is likewise successfully building and testing maxima on 
> all 11.  To this we can probably add sparc solaris, Windows, and the
> *BSD's with possibly a little work.  

Sweet!  Just for fun, has anyone tried on Mac OS X?

> I think that this fact now justifiably earns GCL a unique distinction
> among the free lisp systems -- it is the only, to my knowledge, free
> lisp vehicle that carries all known open-source lisp applications (I
> am only aware of these two, alas) to practically all current
> hardware, and at good performance.  Congratulations to all.

Well... there is Garnet ;-p (I know - not an app.  Plus it needs
updating itself before it's likely to run on gcl)  Congrats!  Well
done.  And when axiom gets released, it will be using GCL as well?

Has anyone ever tried running matlisp on gcl?

> So GCL is shaping up to be a very portable, quick, and *practical*
> lisp, albeit rather non-ansi compliant at present.  Once the
> compliance is achieved, we will hopefully be in good shape to propose
> including gcl as the standard common lisp compiler in the gcc
> compiler suite.

That will rock!  Good stuff Camm!

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