On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 08:36:03AM -0700, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>Do you know anyone on the Axiom, FriCAS, OpenAxiom or Sage lists? I'm
>on all of them, and they're "Lisp-dependent". Briefly, there have
>been some flamewars and two Axiom developers got upset enough to fork
>off FriCAS and OpenAxiom. Where Sage fits into the picture is that
>they picked up FriCAS. The last I looked (yesterday) FriCAS was
>building with Clisp including all the X windows stuff. I'm not sure
>but I think they can build with SBCL too, but prefer Clisp because
>Cygwin carries it, giving them a working GUI CAS on a Windows box.
>I haven't seen much from OpenAxiom or Sage recently, but the original
>Axiom is still carrying its own GCL source, which doesn't always work
>(like on AMD64 for 2.6.8pre, for example). For that matter, Axiom and
I'm not surprised, given how broken a compiler GCL is even on i386
>its forks also depend on a more recent "noweb" than what's in Gentoo,
>and carry their own source of that too.
>So I'd say Gentoo is probably safe with both SBCL and Clisp. Is CMUCL
>as dead as I think it is
CMUCL is slowly, but actively, maintained
>? It's still masked on AMD64, right?
IIRC, CMUCL's AMD64 port was abandoned 3 years ago because the company
that financed it switched to sbcl. I think it should work on a mixed
32/64 bit profile but I haven't got any such machine; perhaps you'd like
to try to compile that and patch cmucl-19d_pre1-r1.ebuild accordingly ?
Stelian Ionescu a.k.a. fe[nl]ix
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