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Re: [Gcl-devel] trying to make LISA working with GCL

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] trying to make LISA working with GCL
Date: 28 Oct 2005 00:58:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Greetings, and thanks for your feedback!

Jacques Mequin <address@hidden> writes:

> Since I am presently very busy writing in "scheme" the high
> level internal R&D model of a new IC, my investiguations
> regarding LISA are only motivated for now by curiosity
> Unformely, I am searching ideas and possible solutions for my
> next year new project
> So far, after re-writing my own init, I have succedeed to load
> the whole LISA package

Great!  If you could post your patches, that would be very helpful. 

> The "define-symbol-macro" issue was easy to transform as a
> "symbol-macro-let" since the unique involved symbol was in fact
> local to a single file
> I am now struggling with "print-unreadable-object"
> So, I do not know if many more issues are around

What are the issues here?

> But, as an EDA developer, rather than this "inference engine",
> I am much more likely to need things such as a "LALR" parser
> Compatibility of CL-YACC package is therefore a greater concern

OK, if you happen to try it under GCL and have any difficulties,
please let us know and we will see how we can help.  What would you
think of a lisp front-end to bison?

Take care,

> Regards,
>     Jacques
>  --------------------------------------------------------------
> Camm Maguire writes:
> Thank you for your interest in this, as I have always wanted to get
> LISA working on GCL.  Am pleased to report that all of the above save
> the define-symbol-macro are implemented in the cvs head version,
> ansi-build.  I believe the Windows port of this is still in progress,
> so I am wondering if you have access to a Linux machine.  If so, I
> will be happy to help you build cvs head, and then perhaps you could
> let us know what obstacles remain for LISA.  We have an analogous
> ongoing discussion with the author of femlisp, who has converted the
> define-symbol-macro statements therein to equivalent symbol-macro-let
> statements -- perhaps something similar can be done for LISA in the
> interim.
> Take care
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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