[plt-scheme] Some thoughts about GC and realtime aplications

From: Anton van Straaten (anton at appsolutions.com)
Date: Fri May 19 11:18:50 EDT 2006

Prabhakar Ragde wrote:
> Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> - Scheme has been used to control Disney rides in Florida, which are 
>> as intensive as games I assume;
> Can you provide a reference for this? I won't ask for one for the 
> military application. It doesn't seem to be mentioned at schemers.org. 

Walt Disney Imagineering used Scheme, as well as Squeak, as interactive 
scripting languages for the Aladdin Magic Carpet Ride, a virtual reality 
"ride" experienced via a VR headset - so essentially, it's a game with 
an unusual UI.  The core application was written in C++, though.

See "Disney's Aladdin: first steps toward storytelling in virtual reality":


...although I can't vouch for its relevance as my ACM account is 
currently lapsed.


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