Sunday June 23, 2013

Commercial Lisp for iOS Compiled Through LLVM

If you’re looking for commercially supported alternative languages for iOS development and Xamarin or RubyMotion aren’t your thing, you might want to check out mocl, a Lisp compiler built on top of LLVM.

I found this bit about the debugging experience interesting:

With debugging enabled, mocl provides you stack traces that zero in on the source of errors when they occur. Plus, since mocl generates C/Obj-C code, profiling tools like Apple’s Instruments work great, helping you measure and diagnose performance issues, quickly.

(via Hans Huebner)