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From: "Pascal J. Bourguignon" <pjb@×××××××××××××.com>
To: Thomas Kahle <tom111@×××.de>
Cc: gentoo-lisp@l.g.o, sci-mathematics@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-lisp] [ Re: State of gnu common lisp]
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 23:15:04
In Reply to: [gentoo-lisp] [ Re: State of gnu common lisp] by Thomas Kahle
On 2010/10/15, at 20:25 , Thomas Kahle wrote:

> Hi *, > > I had a short email conversation with pchrist@g.o regarding > sci-mathematics/axiom, which I bumped to the latest version in the > science overlay. The ebuild is suboptimal, but here is my original > message, any comments appreciated: > > ----snip---- > > over at the science overlay we are trying to revive > sci-mathematics/axiom which heavily relies on gnu common lisp (and no > other dialect). In fact, the current ebuild will ship an internal > version of what axiom upstream calls gcl-2.6.8_pre4. > > Do you have any specific plans of reviving gcl? What are the > difficulties that you are facing? > > One problem that I found myself is that gcl (at least the version that > comes with axiom) seems to depend on <=dev-libs/gmp-4, so I emailed > Camm > Maguire (who seems to be gcl upstream). He was surprised to learn > about > the release of gmp-5, which was not on his radar because appearently > it > is not in Debian Unstable yet. > > Ok, so this is about it. I would love to see an unmasked gcl at some > point. Let me know if I can help. I'm currently being recruited as a > developer. > > ----- snap----- > > Comments? Ideas?
Wouldn't it be better to port axiom to Common Lisp and let it run on any good CL implementation instead? It would surely do nicely on SBCL. -- __Pascal Bourguignon__