Hi Alex and Henrik,
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?
I am now running Ubuntu (ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso) using
VirtualBox, on a couple of Intel Macs, and installing 64-bit PicoLisp
was incredibly easy. When I did the (cd src64; make picolisp), I got the
prompt back almost immediately, with no message indicating success or
failure. However, I could start PicoLisp with the ./dbg command, and the
(= 64 64) gave me T, confirming I was using 64-bit PicoLisp. Great!
Two questions to Alex:
- Is it possible to run OpenGL stuff with 64-bit PicoLisp on Ubuntu?
- In some mails in the "Status of 64 picoLisp" thread (Oct. 2008) you
described why assembly was chosen instead of C for the 64-bit PicoLisp.
They can be looked up here:
Wouldn't it be nice to have some of this information on the PicoLisp Wiki?