April 03, 2006

An IBM Electronic Calculator speeds through thousands of intricate computations so quickly that on many complex problems it's just like having 150 EXTRA Engineers
Tagged “white men” and “lots of them”.

I think SBCL 0.9.11, from March 26, 2006, is the first offical release of a Common Lisp with native support for OS X on Intel (though the support is labeled “experimental”).

Posted by jjwiseman at April 03, 2006 03:58 PM

Probably yes, but ECL has been already built on OS X for Intel, without much fuss -- just a matter of finding a GNU MP library built by others (Darwinports) for OS X on Intel.


I think this really says a lot about the portability of this project: people can independently port ECL to their own machines even if the developers from the project do not have them. Although being the main developer of ECL I should probably shut my mouth :-)

Posted by: Juanjo on April 4, 2006 01:36 AM

That is my favorite picture of a computer cluster.

Posted by: on April 4, 2006 06:21 AM

Heh, what Juanjo said :)

I was impressed to see that ECL pretty much just built cleanly.

Posted by: Greg Pfeil on April 6, 2006 09:20 AM
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