[info-mcl] RMCL 5.2.1 Official
lisp at clairvaux.org
Sun Nov 15 07:53:45 CST 2009
On Nov 14, 2009, at 8:29 PM, Terje Norderhaug wrote:
> I would like to see if I can use it with the
> MCLIDE project <http://mclide.in-progress.com/>,
This is a visionary project.
It lets us use Fred and MCL's other excellent tools with a variety of
Lisps and possibly Schemes. In my view Fred has never been equaled as
a Lisp editor, and now, thanks to Terje, we can keep using it. MCL's
IDE is a paradigm. And as we develop a new version for CCL it is
important to remember what has been done right in the past. Simple,
powerful, tightly integrated tools. Greater than the sum of its parts.
Rosette may be dropped with the next major release of OSX, but I
intend to have a Leopard partition on my hard drive for many years to
come. MCLIDE and RMCL will be put to good use.
I hope we can encourage Terje to take this to the next level -- a
generic Lisp IDE written in CCL -- possibly a generic Lisp IDE written
in CCL using a cross-platform toolkit. It would be a project that
would catch the imagination of the entire Lisp community. Slime tries
to do this, but despite its numerous virtues, Slime just does not cut
it with young programmers. A project like MCLIDE would. It would
have a positive, possibly profound, impact on the entire language.
With modern-mcl.lisp Terje single-handedly transformed a congenitally
ugly MCL into a good looking Aqua application. Now he has given us
Many thanks, Terje
I just debugged some code running in the main Cocoa thread. With
MCLIDE both the Backtrace dialog and the Inspector are available!!
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the info-mcl