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Re: MCL vs. Allegro?
In article <9112041818.AA15844@opal.aca.mcc.com> email@example.com (Bill
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan Kaye) writes:
> I am interested in porting a large application in Lucid (with minimal
> usage of CLOS) to the Macintosh and wanted to know basically why
> people have gone with MCL over Allegro (or other available Lisps, for
> that matter).
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't MCL the only CLtL2 lisp with clos
> available for the MAC? If you have a MAC and need lisp that conforms
> to CLtL2, with CLOS, I'm pretty sure you only HAVE one choice.
Procyon Common Lisp also supports CLOS. I don't know if the
rest of it conforms to CLtL2, but it used to conform to
CLtL1, and had pd versions of LOOP and some other stuff.
> I'm awful sure Allegro doesn't have 4.0 for anything other than Sparcs;
> while it's a swell lisp, it's useless if you need to support myriad
> architectures like we do here.
There used to be a version of Allegro available for
the Mac, but it only ran under A/UX. It may still be
available, I don't know. There is a point
of possible confusion in that MCL used to be called
Macintosh Allegro Common Lisp in a previous life, when
it was still a Coral Software product.