[racket] Racket and Android NDK?

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Tue Jan 18 21:51:35 EST 2011

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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