[Openmcl-devel] questions on openmcl re 64 bit PPC, asdf-install, etc.
gb at clozure.com
Fri Apr 28 21:30:42 EDT 2006
On Fri, 28 Apr 2006, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> I have this on a PowerMac. Is it reasonably working or should I go
> to normal 32 bit version? I am a bit confused around the seeming
> paucity of interface database files. Generally I am more used to
> sbcl which doesn't have such things. Is it really necessary to
> have these bits exposed?
I'm not sure that I understand the question.
Apple doesn't provide 64-bit PPC versions of any libraries other
that libSystem (roughly equivalent to libc). There have been times
(a "security update" last fall) when Apple's accidentally neglected
to provide a 64-bit version of libSystem, but a few days of angry
phone calls supposedly straightened that problem out.
It's not clear to me how hot providing interfaces for things
that (unfortunately) aren't callable from 64-bit PPC Darwin
applications "exposed any bits", or exactly what would have
been a better alternative.
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