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Re: Does MCL run on PowerMac?
- To: strom@ACM.ORG (stephen strom), email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Does MCL run on PowerMac?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kalman Reti)
- Date: Tue, 19 Apr 1994 10:42:04 -0400
At 6:04 AM 4/19/94 -0600, stephen strom wrote:
>I guess I have to accept that Apple will not be supporting MCL in the
>future. Nevertheless, I still have a lot of code I have written and plan to
>write in Lisp.
So do we! ;->
> Does MCL run in emulation mode on the PowerMacs?
Yes, provided you don't use VM (the emulator returns a hitherto-unheard-of
MMU type which the released MCL [understandbly] doesn't handle) and if you
turn off the "Modern Memory Manager" in the MEM control panel. (I have seen
a few oddities running MCL under those conditions as well, but I see oddities
every once in a while on 68K Macs too.)
I'm working on the patch to make it run under VM. To make it run under the
modern memory manager will require some investigation.
>(I have to presume that even if MCL dies, if the PowerPC market as a whole
>is large enough, somebody else will provide a native Lisp compiler
>eventually. Unless, of course, this is just one more symptom and Lisp is
>dying, along with Fortran.)