two co-existing projects
Reginald S. Perry
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:01:36 -0700
>"Marcus" == Marcus G Daniels <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>> "MM" == Mike McDonald <email@example.com> writes:
MM> There's plenty to do before we need to muck with the lisp
MM> compiler. Eventually, we'd probably want to transition to a
MM> completely free implementation like CMU-CL.
> More people behind one free compiler means less bugs in that
> compiler, and a slowing growing pool of people able to fix bugs in
> the compiler.
I agree with this. CMU-CL has only one major shortcoming, no
threads/lightweight processes. The fact that the whole code tree is
available offsets that. If Allegro or Harlequin wants to hand us their
code base, I am all for using one of those. :-)
Otherwise its easier in the long term to use CMU-CL now and make it
what we want it to be. I'm sure that all the CMU-CL hackers would be
behind this if done correctly.