Pietro Campesato <email@example.com> wrote:
| TLOlczyk wrote:
| > Well, I waited to reply hoping Carl Shapiro would. That way we
| > get a status report from him.
| > He has been porting cmucl. The implications I had were that he was
| > close to finishing it, sort of alpha, but that he was too busy
| > organising a conference, That was two months ago.
| That's really good news.
Well, except... The last I heard there were still a few nasty bugs left
with garbage collection, and also especially with interrupts: seems
that under Windows there really aren't any user "interrupts" the way
we know of them in Unix/Linux. Instead, when your application process
starts up Windows has this weird way of silently forking a thread for
you that waits for "interrupts" and then wakes up to handle them. Getting
the stack-handling and stack-fixups correct between the CMUCL thread(s)
and the system-supplied "interrupt" thread is... uh... interesting.
But I've probably garbled something, so...
Carl? Give us an update, eh? ;-}
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