two co-existing projects

Richard Coleman
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 20:26:29 -0400

>   Franz has a full featured version of their Allegro Common Lisp (ACL)
> available for Linux for a great price, just the asking!(*) Now, it
> doesn't include sources for the lisp system but I don't think we need
> that at this point. There's plenty to do before we need to muck with
> the lisp compiler. Eventually, we'd probably want to transition to a
> completely free implementation like CMU-CL. Maybe by then we could get
> the guys signed up to make the changes necessary. (
> is where the guys who ported CMU-CL to Linux hang out.)

Hmm... I would think source code availability would be a necessity
fairly soon.  Rather than make the transition, why not just do that
up front?  That way, kernel types can work on that at the same time
that applications folks (which includes me) can start adding things
on top.

What about Eulisp?  It has threads support.  The FAQ doesn't mention
a Linux version, but says that it should be easy to port.

Richard Coleman