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Re: [Axiom-developer] Lisp portability

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Lisp portability
Date: 22 May 2007 07:45:16 -0500

Waldek Hebisch <address@hidden> writes:


| In short my finding is that portable Lisp sockets are a myth: all
| implementations provide different interface and frequently miss
| some essential services.  People who want portablity between Lisp
| implementations interface to C. 

You know what they say: Lisp is the only language that does not have a
plural :-)

| Given that it seems that most reasonable way for Axiom is to use
| existiong C code.  There is are drawbacks: we need to interface to
| C and typical Lisp implementation can only interface to shared
| libraries via dlopen.  So we need to handle issues related to making
| shared library.

We need this anyway because we want people to interface their C
libraries with Axiom.

| But AFAICS we will need C interface anyway, so we need to resolve
| problems of C interface and shared libraries.

Yes, I fully agree.

-- Gaby

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