[racket-dev] OS X 10.7 review/summary

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Sat Aug 6 07:01:40 EDT 2011

John Clements wrote at 08/06/2011 06:29 AM:
> [...] table of contents entries such as "Automatic Reference Counting vs. Garbage Collection" look ... interesting. [...]

Might be helpful to exchange notes with CL implementors on any wins that 
can be had with any new Apple OS X features.

OS X is popular among CL hackers, sometimes for running CL locally, and 
you know that CL implementors tend to be all over low-level 
optimizations (sometimes to the point of working only if certain kernel 
versions with certain nonstandard kernel options are set, and breaking 
on a new gcc or glibc version).

(Separately, OS X laptops are also popular among CL hackers who use them 
as Emacs-based front-ends to SBCL or something running on headless Linux 
machines, for some goshforsaken reason.)


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