Apr 2007

What Lisp to choose, really?


During the last days, I almost switched from Lispworks (too many tabs, too many things in general) back to MCL (essential, fast, with a powerful meta-dot command). But I run into many problems, the most important of them is getting ASDF to run, so to be able to run the server (Hunchentoot) from there. I set up the init file to load ASDF in MCL, and tried to share the same registry which I previously created through Lispworks and asdf-install.... but it doesnt want to work! Why's that?

..............LISTENER
Welcome to Macintosh Common Lisp Version 5.0!
? (asdf:operate 'asdf:compile-op :asdf-install)
> Error: Error component "asdf-install" not found
> While executing: ASDF:FIND-SYSTEM
> Type Command-. to abort.
See the Restarts… menu item for further choices.
1 > asdf:*central-registry*
("Macintosh HD:Users:michelepasin:Documents:Lisp:asdf-mcl-install-dir:systems:" *DEFAULT-PATHNAME-DEFAULTS*)
1 > (asdf:operate 'asdf:compile-op :cl-who)
> Error: Error component "cl-who" not found
> While executing: ASDF:FIND-SYSTEM
> Type Command-. to abort.
See the Restarts… menu item for further choices.
2 >

...............INIT file (in MCL folder)

-:asdf (load "Macintosh HD:Users:michelepasin:Documents:Lisp:asdf:asdf")

(pushnew "Macintosh HD:Users:michelepasin:Documents:Lisp:asdf-mcl-install-dir:systems:" asdf:*central-registry* :test #'equal)

Then later today I found out about this (basically, Digitool's misteriosly 'silent' about MCL and intel-macs). So the question is: what's the right framework to choose?

Cite this blog post:


Michele Pasin. What Lisp to choose, really?. Blog post on www.michelepasin.org. Published on April 24, 2007.

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