[plt-dev] 64-Bit PLT Scheme for Windows/Mac

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 6 20:43:20 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Andrew Reilly
<andrew-scheme at areilly.bpc-users.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 10:23:35AM -0700, John Clements wrote:
>> FWIW, it looks to me like Apple has decided to leverage the switch to
>> 64 bit to force all GUI developers to start using their Objective C
>> bindings. If I understand correctly, this means that moving DrScheme
>> to 64-bit will involve many painful changes.
> Presumably this is pain that many other folk (for example the
> wxWidgets up-stream developers) are also experiencing, so
> eventually there should be some appropriate lore and pattern
> to lean on.  I notice on the wxWidgets site that there is a
> wxOSX/Cocoa that runs in 32 and 64-bit modes at an "alpha"
> stage.  I understand that Matthew wants to move away from using
> wxWidgets, though.

More accurately we moved away more like 15 years ago (maybe 12?) and
haven't looked back. This is a bit of an old topic, tho (why
wxWindows' more recent improvements aren't easily helpful to us).


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