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Re: where does mcl fit in?

In article <1992Feb11.090256.12470@coli.uni-sb.de>, espen@coli.uni-sb.de (Espen J. Vestre) writes:
> If a user has several MCL-based standalone apps, would it be possible to 
> let these apps share a common block of code, to let parts of RTS be a 
> separate process which could be shared by several other processes?
>   The grandmother of CLOS, SIMULA, was often claimed to be too bulky to do 
> serious programming with.  However, the very elegant DEC-10 implementation 
> had several "shareable high-segments" for compiler and RTS, which were 
> even shared by all users, which made single Simula programs themselves 
> require reasonably little disk and memory space.
>   Another parallell is the MacOS:  Several other GUI, for instance X on 
> Decstations, require all graphics functions to be linked with each program.

This would be doable with shared library support in the MacOS model. Don't
ask me when when such support is available :-).

Kent Sandvik/DTS