Subject: Re: Is Lisp a Blub?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 06:22:17 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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George Neuner  <gneuner2/> wrote:
| The only thing most Lisps lack is a user friendly GUI.  However, _any_
| Lisp will do for a newbie and both LW and ACL have nice GUIs and come
| in free versions for learning.  Both are mentioned in the FAQ and both
| are routinely recommended in this forum.
| Would it help if someone made available a slick freeware GUI and
| graphical debugger for SBCL or CMUCL?  Sure.  Why don't you go work
| on that.

CMUCL (almost) already has one. It comes with a graphical interface
to the debugger, as well as a native Emacs-like editor, "Hemlock".
Apparently few people use either these days, probably because both
the debugger & Hemlock GUIs are rather clunky & old-fashioned looking,
but they could no doubt be spruced up if someone were willing to put
a little work into it.


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