[developers] SBCL port

Francis Bond fcbond at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 05:10:37 CET 2006


On 10/29/06, Ben Waldron <bmw20 at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> I can now report that the ERG is able to run happily under SBCL. The
> memory problem was caused by the CL-PPCRE regex library which is used in
> the preprocossor and MT components. Interestingly, the LKB/ERG runs
> considerably faster and requires far less memory when running under SBCL
> that it does under Allegro. The standard SBCL distribution comes with
> 512MB dynamic space for its heap, which suffices for the LKB/ERG when
> using the fix to the regex code; but it's likely a good idea to compile
> your own copy of SBCL with a larger dynamic space. Details below.

That's fantastic news.

Did you test tsdb++ and the logon machinery as well?  For example, can
you run an MT batch job using SBCL?

Francis Bond  <www.kecl.ntt.co.jp/icl/mtg/members/bond/>
NTT Communication Science Laboratories | Natural Language Research Group

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