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Re: Does MCL run on PowerMac?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Does MCL run on PowerMac?
- From: email@example.com (Lawrence G. Mayka)
- Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 02:46:13 GMT
- In-reply-to: strom@ACM.ORG's message of Tue, 19 Apr 1994 06:04:10 -0600
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp.mcl
- Organization: AT&T Bell Laboratories, Naperville, Illinois, USA
- References: <01HBCMJU9Z9U000BM0@PASCAL.ACM.ORG>
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (Netnews Administration)
In article <01HBCMJU9Z9U000BM0@PASCAL.ACM.ORG> strom@ACM.ORG (stephen strom) writes:
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. Does MCL run in emulation mode on the PowerMacs?
(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.)
As I understand it, the PowerPC =chip= uses the same instruction set
as the IBM RS/6000, for which native Common Lisp implementations
exist. The question is whether the Power=Mac= market is large enough
to support one or more Lisp vendors.
Lawrence G. Mayka
AT&T Bell Laboratories