So, the campaign has been a roaring success -- all initial goalposts have been hit in 3 days out of 19.
This means it was time for a new goal.
If the campaign reaches $12k, in addition to the SBCL specific work I will also implement Madeira, a new portability layer for Common Lisp implementations
, focusing on threading and parts not covered by CFFI or USOCKET.
The current plan is for Madeira to support:
- Basic things like access to command-line arguments, environment, EXIT, etc.
- Bordeaux-Threads -like functionality, but better defined, with sharper edges.
- CAS. Remains to be seen how general I can make the support, though.
- Running external programs. (Probably somewhere between TRIVIAL-SHELL and SBCL's RUN-PROGRAM in functionality.)
Another way to describe Madeira would be to say that it should cover most everything that I keep having to #+sbcl when writing portable code.Even if the full goal for Madeira is not be reached, any funds over $8k will be used towards implementing at least parts of it.
Gentle hacker, spread the word
: it's not just SBCL users who stand to benefit now.
Thank You again, Everyone.