Symbolics dead again?
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 09:54:40 +0100
On 08.03.1998 [19:32:01] [email@example.com] wrote the following lines about
"Re: Symbolics dead again?"
> So has anybody out there done anything since this mailing list
> was started?
Yes, I'd say so. I currently have:
* Some extensions for GCL for rudimentary libX11 and libXpm support,
MUD-style TCP/IP servers as well as an implementation of what
is called open3() in perl.
* A portable C library interface in the form of a bunch of macros
that expand to the corresponding interfacing mechanisms of
different LISPs. (Currently supported: CMU CL / Linux and ACL / Linux)
* Some networking functions on top of this. (I didn't touch that for
quite some time and it's still quite buggy -- getsockopt() was the
last function I implemented.)
* More or less 1:1 interfaces to libX11 functions for my LISP->C package
(Why this if there is CLX? Simple answer: libraries like libGL want
* Rudimentary OpenGL support, also on top of my LISP->C interface.
(The main problem here is to provide a more usable interface to
GLX functionality than GLX itself. I've written a minimal test
function that displays a lighted octahedron which can be rotated
by pressing a mouse button. The fine thing is that the very same code
works with ACL and CMUCL.)
* A small function showing how lesstif could be used from within LISP.
* Fast-fourier transformations (1d, 2d, 3d -- written last week).
Most of that stuff still is in quite an early stage; there are still
some bugs to be fixed, documentation is virtually nonexistent, and
there are still many opportunities for performance improvements.
However, if anyone wants to help me with one of those projects,
feel free to send me a short message. :-)
regards, Thomas Fischbacher - firstname.lastname@example.org