ECL on OSX - Intel

ECL is now officially supported on the OSX/Intel platform. The source code is available as anonymous CVS only (See

The initial port by Brad Beveridge has been complemented with some configuration flags that remove the need to use Darwinports and which port the SBCL-SOCKETS package to OSX. ECL on OSX/Intel passes Paul Dietz' test suite with about 36 failures, which is more or less what other the other ports do.

The only caveat is that the Boehm-Weiser garbage collector shipped with ECL (i.e. version 6.5) has some problems with threads in OSX. It is thus not recommended to use the configuration flag --enable-threads on this platform until these and other issues are solved.

Posted by Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll 2006-04-24