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RE: [Axiom-developer] CCL maintenance

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] CCL maintenance
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 16:45:31 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 30 May 2007, Bill Page wrote:

| On May 30, 2007 1:11 PM Tim Daly wrote:
| > ...
| > While CCL gave portability it isn't a full common lisp. Indeed
| > GCL is no longer a "full" common lisp. The direction is clearly
| > ANSI in the long term. So I'd have to conclude that CCL is
| > unlikely to be of importance in the future of Axiom.
| > 
| As Gaby has pointed out, one could take an entirely different
| point of view. There is no reason to so strongly associated
| Axiom with Lisp. In fact Axiom only uses a small part of the
| Lisp runtime environment. So it might be possible to take CCL
| as the basis for an Axiom-specific runtime optimized especially
| to efficiently support Axiom. From this point of view ANSI
| compatibility is completely irrelevant.


I would strongly encourage Axiomatizers to apply the process of abstraction,
dear to working mathematicians, to the Axiom system.  I conjecture that only
that way you can expect quite and full control over Axiom.

-- Gaby

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