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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri May 19 11:53:48 EDT 2006

Thanks for the link! It works fine and confirms what you write. It's 
particularly interesting that Randy Pausch is the first author.  -- 

On May 19, 2006, at 11:18 AM, Anton van Straaten wrote:

> 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":
> http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=237257&dl=ACM&coll=ACM
> ...although I can't vouch for its relevance as my ACM account is 
> currently lapsed.
> Anton
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