[armedbear-devel] SBCL->ABCL migration questions

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 22:18:37 UTC 2013

Hi Rich,

On Aug 25, 2013 11:51 PM, "Rich Morin" <rdm at cfcl.com> wrote:
> I'm involved with a project that uses Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL).
> I'm interested in the possibility of moving it to ABCL, in order to take
> advantage of interoperability with some other JVM languages (eg,
> Clojure, JRuby, Jython).
> FYI, the project software currently uses several requires:
>   (require :bordeaux-threads)

Bordeaux-threads - if taken to be recent enough - should not be a problem

>   (require :mcclim)     ; CLIM public implementation

... but this require might be a challenge. I know that Rudi  Schlatte
started to port McCLIM to ABCL. I have no idea what his current progress is.

>   (require :MT19937) ; Mersenne Twister random number generator

No idea about this one. Never heard about problems with it, but I expect
that to be because noone tried it yet.

> Does anyone have any caveats or suggestions to offer?  I'd also be
> interested in learning about ABCL (or, more generally, Common Lisp)
> consultants who are willing to take on small assignments.

See private mail on the subject of contracting.


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