Ted Sandler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Why does Clisp seem so much more popular & widely supported than CMUCL
| when CMUCL is a more "industrial strength" lisp?
1. CLISP is smaller and starts up faster.
2. It's almost *trivial* to build CLISP from sources on a new platform
compared to building CMUCL on a new platform (or even on the *same*
platform, for that matter!).
Having said that, I don't agree with your implied assertion that
CLISP is either more popular *or* more "widely supported" (whatever
that means) than CMUCL (or the converse). Both have their followers.
Both have fairly good levels of support -- albeit from volunteers,
in both cases.
Rob Warnock, 31-2-510 email@example.com
SGI Network Engineering <URL:http://reality.sgi.com/rpw3/>
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