Marcus G. Daniels
07 May 1997 20:54:13 -0700
>>>>> "AA" == Adam Alpern <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
AA> nitpick: Maxima is an ugly car. Macsyma is what you meant.
Macsyma is now a proprietary program. Maxima was ported from the
non-hoarded Macsyma by William Schelter. Call Macsyma, "Macsyma", and
the weasels will be coming for you!
AA> However, it's not getting ported to Scheme. The danger in writing
AA> code to a system that's not standardized is that it's *not
GCC has nice extensions, and people use them. Since GCC is
good-quality free compiler that has been ported to everything,
portability of the code itself is not a big problem: just build GCC
for that target. If we really want to worry about working code, C,
C++, Win32, and Unix are where the bulk of free software exists.
I think people that want to code in Scheme should do so, as there is
pseudoscheme that runs on top of CMU-CL. I think whatever is lost in
coordination is made up with enthusiasm.