Marc Santoro ultima@snicker.emoti.com
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 12:29:32 -0600 (CST)

Hmm, Re: Allegro CL
There is a free 'license' for ACL for Linux users, and this might include
CLIM. I dont believe you are allowed to write commercial software or
redistribute the runtime with this license, unfortunately.
 On Tue, 24 Nov
1998, Christopher R. Barry wrote:

> Common Lisp is vastly more powerful than Dylan, and Harlequin is one of
> the largest Common Lisp vendors. Recently Harlequin fired a number of
> the people they hired away from Symbolics, and appear to be
> restructuring.
> On the Mac with the MacOS, you can get Macintosh Common Lisp (MCL),
> which is about the nicest commercial Lisp there is, and certainly the
> most cost-effective. I recently asked on comp.lang.lisp about the
> cheapest way to get my hands on the Common Lisp Interface Manager (CLIM)
> for Linux, and the only way is to buy a several thousand dollar
> commercial license from Allegro (same applies to Windows). The cost of
> Allegro's license is more than what a nice G3 Mac with an MCL (with full
> CLIM) subscription would cost. So if you got a Mac, you've got the most
> attractive platform for Common Lisp development there is.
> Christopher