[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Axiom-developer] more graphics

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] more graphics
Date: 04 Jan 2005 09:50:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2


I mused over this same question some time ago -- wondering if a scheme
parser in gcl would be useful for a 'unified' lisp.  Here is the
response to a post I submitted to c.l.l:

One interesting link that turned up was

In general, there is a lot that could be done here, but the
cost/benefit ratio is unclear.
Take care,

Bob McElrath <address@hidden> writes:

> Don't you hate it when people reply to their own posts?
> I'm new to the lisp world, but the Functional PostScript library:
> is a scheme extension embedding postscript operators.  Note:
>     We'd like to have a back-end that renders directly to the screen.
>     This could be done by linking FPS's Scheme with the free Ghostscript
>     C library of PostScript primitives to render to X. Then we'd have a
>     high-level, device-independent graphics system for doing interactive
>     screen graphics.
> A postscript-driven rendering engine seems an elegant way to unify
> axiom's interactive graphics with lisp, texmacs, and
> latexwiki/mathaction.
> Bob McElrath address@hidden wrote:
> > Cross-forwarding this interesting post.
> > 
> > TeXmacs uses scheme as its extension language.  Since scheme is a
> > dialect of lisp, can scheme programs be run in a lisp interpreter
> > without modification?  Could the texmacs interpreter be replaced with
> > gcl or one of the more comprehensive lisps that runs axiom?  Could then
> > data structures used by texmacs (and any graphing component it may
> > evolve) be shared by texmacs and axiom?
> --
> Cheers,
> Bob McElrath [Univ. of California at Davis, Department of Physics]
>     "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the
>     votes." -- Joseph Stalin
> _______________________________________________
> Axiom-developer mailing list
> address@hidden

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."  --  Baha'u'llah

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]