Hi Jon, > I would like to try the 64-bit PicoLisp on my Intel Mac, and I guess > using the (now Oracle) VirtualBox should be one possible way to go.
I don't know anything about VirtualBox, but I doesn't sound impossible. The "cleanest" way, however, would be if we at last succeeded to get 64-bit PicoLisp running natively on the Mac. As far as I recall, we were quite near, having the assembler output being relocatable (because MacOS doesn't support the modern elf format), but in the end there were some obstacles I dont' remember well and which I could not solve (having no Mac, in the first place). > I could maybe start off using one of the GNU/Linux images available > here: http://virtualboxes.org/images/ > However, to get the 64-bit PicoLisp up and running, I would need a > system with the necessary developer tools (C, make, ...) installed. So a Linux image sounds like a good way to go. 'C' is not needed, but 'make' and the GNU assembler 'as' are. > And on the other hand, I could do without a GUI system (GNOME, KDE). > Would the Linux system or my Mac, or both, have to be in 64-bit mode > for the 64-bit PicoLisp to work? I would say: yes. Because a 32-bit Linux cannot execute 64-bit binaries (the other way round works, though) Why do you need a ready-made Linux image? Isn't there a direct way, perhaps even with a live-CD, to start Linux on the Mac? Cheers, - Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:picol...@software-lab.de?subject=unsubscribe