[Openmcl-devel] openmcl future features
alexcrain at mail.widgetworks.com
Mon Aug 1 17:11:11 EDT 2005
Coincidentally, I just starting looking at this again today, after
putting everything down for a few months in order to go make some money.
My approach to this problem was to assemble what I felt were the core
essentials: editor, listener, inspector and enough common glue to create
more interface parts as needed. When I stopped working in May, I had
those parts plus a few more assembled into a package that could be
developed independently from the CCL core.
Unfortunately, May was when Apple released Tiger which solidly broke
the world, or at least my part of it, and I've been too distracted to
Anyway, once the core was more or less working, I asked myself the
same question that you just posed to the group and decided that what I
wanted was a tool that I could use to create new apps with, like xcode.
That gets a little tricky with COCOA because of the event loop - you
need to be able to develop an app with the IDE in place and in
and then run the app as a standalone application without the IDE (or
at least make the IDE dormant and invisible).
Anyway, my list would look like this:
Debugger (Step, Trace, Stack viewer)
Documentation manager - Lisp docs and external class descriptions
integrated with the editor
ham sandwich, grilled in butter with swiss cheese and dijon mustard.
Inspector for objects, packages, bundles, classes
class map viewer
> I want to elicit the group's vision of the future of openmcl,
> particularly requirements for the openmcl IDE. This is a little
> bit of a pita since the available medium is email, but I will try
> to make the most of it and ask the least of you. Respond as you
> see fit, but I'd like to have as many participate as possible---and
> if you think I'm asking questions that I aught to (as a lisp
> programmer) already know the answers to, you're right, but I
> thought it might be good if I got a second opinion: Yours!
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