[racket-dev] Possible build platform for ARM

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Oct 7 04:07:43 EDT 2010

Some time ago Jay asked if anyone had a hardware suggestion for an ARM
PC. I don't think anyone answered; in my case that was because there
wasn't a capable device that I knew of. The Pandaboard --
http://pandaboard.org/ -- which is supposed to start shipping this
month looks like it might be viable. It is a dual-core A9, so it
should have the performance to compile Racket on ARM at a reasonable
speed. The only comparable device I know of is the Beagleboard, which
is substantially slower.

Also, if someone had an accessible ARM device any crazy people who
were developing, e.g., assemblers, on Racket would be able to target
that platform (and hence iPhone, iPad, and Android devices).


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