Open source MCL

lemonodor mentioned that MCL is going open source. MCL was a cutting-edge GUI Common Lisp environment for the Mac. It is second only to Lisp Machine environments at inspiring its aging users to sneer at the idiot Lispers who think command-line tools and terminal-based editors and Tk bindings are cool. "What? Emacs? Is that a joke? I was embedding QuickTime in my GUI Lisp apps in 1995!"

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I'm looking forward to this. I didn't get into using MCL much on my Powerbook, and now that I've got a Macbook Pro, I can't. I'll probably look at getting involved.

And besides, I want to sneer a bit. ;)

(Anonymous)

"idiot Lispers who think command-line tools and terminal-based editors and Tk bindings are cool"

Why the offense? Some people don't use GUI not for a lack of alternative, but because they really dislike them. I have used Windows, OS/2 and MacOS. I used to have GNOME and KDE installed, and I used both. These days I use a very simple and non-intrusive window manager, and I'm much happier. I like Emacs because it feels more text-like; I am not productive with GUIs.

Anyway, if MCL can be used with Emacs and SLIME, I'll be happy to use it! :-)
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(Anonymous)

I tried to register for a LiveJournal account, but they didn't accept my bang path. I will be on USENET registering my disgust within minutes.

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