[racket] Racket and Android NDK?

From: Nevo (sakur.deagod at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jan 19 00:21:36 EST 2011

I've been getting Racket (not GRacket) work on iPad, without jit support but
with libffi enabled (thanks to the work which has been done by someone
else). My intend is to be able to run DrRacket from iPad, so that I could
write rkt while I'm on the way. "Mono" right now seems doing a good job on
iOS and Android. I believe it should be not that difficult to cross-compile
the relative small C code, and I could try hopefully this week based on my
work for iOS. In order to make DrRacket to work, we'll have to rewrite gui
part or create a brand new UI for Mobile DrRacket, am I understanding right?
  Looking forward to dogfood DrRacket on my favorite mobile device :)


On 19 January 2011 10:51, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> Has anyone looked at the implications that the emerging Android NDK (ARM
> native code support) has for Racket on Android devices?
> I'm wondering whether native code possibilities can change the development
> strategy radically.  Like, for example, starting as a port by simply getting
> the existing C code to cross-compile, hack up a NativeActivity for it, get
> it to boot without GC, and going from there to see how viable to move
> forward.  Could this be a fast path to getting full Racket, even including
> DrRacket, on Android?
> This could be separate from any smarter work to target the Dalvik VM well.
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