[plt-scheme] Three hopefully easy questions

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 12 08:41:58 EDT 2006

On Jun 12, 2006, at 8:17 AM, Robert Thorpe wrote:

> I've written code in a few lisps, but I've only just come across PLT.  
> I have a few questions...
> 1. How does MrEd work?  Is it a widget library itself or is it 
> implemented using some other widget library?

It uses a branch of the wx library. To support research control, wx is 
integrated with the gc and mechanisms such as event spaces, custodians, 
and friends.

> 2. Is the next version of PLT going to use a JIT?  I heard somewhere 
> it would.

v350 is about to come out and will have a JIT. The recently revised 
benchmark results on the shootout site are highly encouraging. It looks 
competitive with Python now.

> 3. Not wishing to start a flamewar, but... What is the license for PLT 
> Schemes documentation it appears to be copyright of those who wrote it 
> and that's all.

LGPL for the most part. Use as you wish, become famous and rich, just 
remember us in your will.

-- Matthias

> Rob
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