Ali Clark wrote:Please can we stay on topic?
There are many implementations of Lisp in C, and there are implementations of Lisp in JVM and .NET . We can all have our cake and eat it.
The discussion on this raises interesting facts, but I'm not sure it is going anywhere.
Sorry for trolling. I get too emotional sometimes
In case I am permitted, my 2cts
- Real in-browser support for CL, with access to the DOM and so on.
- Serializable and persistent CLOS classes done right and transparently, with little overhead.
- Sealed classes, where types are unboxed and slot access can be compiled efficiently.
- A better definition of the multithreading package, with threads, locks, etc. Desperately needed by implementors
- Network transparent pathnames that really allow you to access remote machines. ECL has the syntax, but we lack the real code.
- Sandboxed CL processes, where execution is restricted to certain sections of the file system, limited resources, etc.
- Not only multithreading, but also transparent execution on clusters, with process migration, etc.
I may have missed many of the libraries out there for these tasks, but I tend to be quite out of date, anyway O:-)