October 12, 2007
MCL Going Open Source

Alice Hartley from Digitool:

MCL 5.2 will soon be released as on open source project. It is Unicode based. It is PPC only. Perhaps this release will enable some combination of financial and engingeering resources to provide an Intel implementation.

Not sure what that means for Digitool.

Posted by jjwiseman at October 12, 2007 02:38 AM

Yipee!!! This is probably MCL's best hope to get an Intel port.

Posted by: Pablo on October 12, 2007 06:30 AM

but there is already openMCL... Will they (re)merge?

Posted by: okflo on October 12, 2007 11:50 AM

The latest item on digitool.com's "what's new" page is over 2 years old. Was there any reason to believe Digitool is anything but "quite dead"?

It's neat that we'll have more free Lisp code, but as a practical matter I'm not sure what this gives us that the other free Lisp compilers don't already have -- including OpenMCL.

Posted by: ken on October 12, 2007 10:00 PM
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