I was asking about the number of users and developers to get a feel for the
robustness of the "bazaar", if you will. I find that there are many open
source projects around, and a good metric for the quality of the software is
often the number of users and the number of developers. Sorry for any
I might be interested in assembling a MT implementation. I'm also
considering a similar task for a Java project. I've always wanted to be
A few more questions:
Are you the "official" gnu common lisp? How do you relate to GCL?
How robust is your FFI? Do you have a "cbind" like utility for parsing C
headers? Do you support shared objects? (Question asked without actually
reviewing your documentation - sorry).
On Monday 10 December 2001 04:26, Sam Steingold wrote:
> > * In message <01121015432908.11448@...>
> > * On the subject of "[clisp-list] High Performancs Clisp"
> > * Sent on Mon, 10 Dec 2001 15:43:29 -0700
> > * Honorable "Daniel Charles McShan" <dan@...> writes:
> > I'm interested in developing some high performance lisp applications.
> if the code is numeric, you would be better off using CMUCL.
> (not because CLISP is bad, but because CMUCL is exceptionally good there).
> otherwise CLISP is a good choice.
> > 1) How much of ANSI Common Lisp is implemented in CLISP?
> almost all.
> see <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes.html#d39e504> and
> <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes.html#clos-diff> for the release and
>impnotes.html?rev=HEAD&content-type=text/html#cl-symb> for the current
> development version.
> > 2) Is it compatible with Franz Allegro?
> what do you mean?
> wrt ANSI CL, quite compatible.
> (but see <http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes.html#ansi>).
> wrt Allegro extensions, no, but see
> > 3) How many CLISP users?
> "How many CLISP users" _what_?
> (many readers - including myself - are not native English speakers,
> and correct syntax facilitates understanding :-).
> the mailing lists have hundreds of subscribers.
> see also <http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/?group_id=1355>
> > 4) How many CLISP developers?
> "How many CLISP developers" _what_?
> Wanna join?
> > 5) How stable is clisp?
> quite stable and mature.
> Yahoo store was implemented using CLISP.
> other projects abound.
> > 6) What is your threading strategy? Do you support native threads? I
> > want to take advantage of SMP machines.
> no working MT support at the moment (some docs and code only).
> if you are a C hacker, you can implement MT for CLISP and earn some
> money (around $2-5k) and lotsa fame.
> > 7) Has anybody ported/used clisp for linux on ppc?
> AFAIU, CLISP runs on linux/ppc out of the box.
> (if it does not, porting CLISP is not usually hard).
> <http://openmcl.clozure.com/> is another option.
> > 8) Do you know of an ANSI Common Lisp test suite?
> CLISP comes with one.
> CLOCC/src/tools/ansi-test (<http://clocc.sf.net>) is derived from ours.
> I hope others will chime in.
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