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Porting the MCL Compiler to Powerpc?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Porting the MCL Compiler to Powerpc?
- From: email@example.com (olivier.b.clarisse)
- Date: Mon, 7 Mar 1994 19:08:10 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp.mcl
- Organization: AT&T
What is so difficult about porting the MCL compiler
to another hardware chip?
There are companies specialized in binary ports, I have
met one of them (Echo Logic). The principle is that
all CPU's look alike at some level and there exist
tools that can automatically translate programs from
one binary to the other (e.g. 680XX Mac and SPARC).
It can be easier to translate from binary to binary... Why not MCL?
Even the Powerpc is only a CPU after all!
Apple knows about binary translation, I am sure it's
already been used, so why not apply it to MCL?
My personal opinion:
"There is no room for compromise you must demand
a real object oriented language... Anything short
of CLOS in this day and age is hazardous to your brains."