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Re: a time for everything
- To: kanderso@DINO.BBN.COM
- Subject: Re: a time for everything
- From: Michael McIlrath <mbm@DARJEELING.MIT.EDU>
- Date: Wed, 18 Apr 90 09:44 EDT
- Cc: CommonLoops.PA@Xerox.COM
- In-reply-to: <900418-055202-6991@Xerox>
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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 90 09:03:36 -0400
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 90 20:07 PDT
From: "Gregor J. Kiczales" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: a time for everything
It now appears to be the case that the last of the vendors planning to
base their initial implementations on PCL have begun the modifications
they plan to make. They are now off on their own track. This is great
news, it means that no matter what Common Lisp you use, you will soon
have access to a supported, product-quality CLOS implementation.
This may be a sign of CLOS' maturity, but a vendor CLOS is pretty
useless for some of us until it supports a MOP. The job isn't done
until then. It could be a Rainy Day for a long time.
I want to thank all the people who have, in the past few years, helped
with PCL. I especially want to thank all of those patient PCL users.
Your use of PCL, and the comments you made, provided a lot of feedback
to the CLOS design group. This feedback helped shape CLOS into the
language it is today.
Thank you too, Gregor.