[racket] News flash! Racket once again a legal choice for developing iPhone apps!

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Sep 15 17:18:30 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Jens Axel Søgaard
<jensaxel at soegaard.net> wrote:
> 2010/9/15 YC <yinso.chen at gmail.com>:
>> But is racket a good choice to run in an restricted environment such as
>> iPhone?  It seems like if one were to choose racket as a development
>> platform for native iPhone app, there are a few questions (ones that I don't
>> know about - others might know) on whether it is currently viable:
>> ARM processor support
> This ought to be supported:
>    http://groups.google.com/group/plt-scheme/msg/8b51211f8a6a88ca

I'm happy to try and support ARM in my DrDr build farm if someone
wants to help and suggest a computer to buy.


>> limited memory usage
> This is a biggie, but memory size will grow fast enough
> that if it is a problem, it will disappear with time.
>> Objective-C/Cocoa interface
> There is a FFI ready:
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/foreign/Objective-C_FFI.html
>> Compilation to a "single" exe (zipped structure appears to be fine) - or at
>> least compile all planet packages along with the exe so it can be shipped
>> together without going through planet
> The PLaneT dance might be impractical, but hardly a show stopper?
> However there is something to think about regarding shared and static
> C libraries.
> --
> Jens Axel Søgaard
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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