[Maxima] maxima -> clojure for Google Summer of Code
Daniel Monte Alto
danmonalto at yahoo.es
Mon Mar 9 09:06:35 CDT 2009
Well, abcl versus clojure. I can see a lot of activity in the clojure group. The important point about a language is the activity of the group and the quality of the members of this group. I don't know much about abcl but there seems to be a lot of activity about clojure.
--- El lun, 9/3/09, R Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> escribió:
> De: R Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>
> Asunto: Re: [Maxima] maxima -> clojure for Google Summer of Code
> Para: danmonalto at yahoo.es
> CC: maxima at math.utexas.edu
> Fecha: lunes, 9 marzo, 2009 1:15
> I have not confirmed it, but "armed bear common
> lisp" claims to run Maxima, and translates into the
> Java virtual machine.
> So maybe this is unnecessary.
> Clojure implementation of Maxima would most probably
> consist of writing macros or other hacks in Clojure to
> support Common Lisp, and would not
> require much if any change to Maxima. just a lot of mess,
> converting a lisp-1 so it supports lisp-2 code.
> .The disadvantage might be that for any platform for which
> clojure works, there will be a faster implementation of
> I think that some of the existing lisp implementations
> allow access to Java already. It doesn't seem to have
> mattered except for
> the front ends perhaps.
> Daniel Monte Alto wrote:
> > Perhaps someone should consider interesting
> submitting a version of maxima in the clojure language for
> the Google Summer of Code.
> > The advantages are the good integration with the Java
> libraries and that
> > there is only one implementation of clojure so there
> is not the nightmare maintaining all those different
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