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Gwydion Dylan 2.4 ================= Gwydion Dylan provides two implementations of the Dylan programming language: Mindy and d2c. Mindy is bytecode compiler and interpreter, and d2c is a Dylan-to-C compiler. Mindy compiles programs quickly, but the resulting executables run slowly. On the other hand, d2c compiles programs slowly, but they run quickly. Future development will mostly concentrate on removing bugs from d2c, adding new features, and making it run faster. Mindy is no longer maintained, except as needed for bootstrapping. Gwydion Dylan was originally written by the Gwydion Group at CMU as part of a research project studying advanced hypercode development environments. It is now maintained by a group of volunteers. Release 2.4 marks the end of feature development of a version of d2c that bootstraps using mindy. Versions 2.5 and onwards will support other means of bootstrap, probably using cross-platform compilation of generated C files. We consider 2.4 to be of production stability, even though it still lacks certain features. To install Gwydion Dylan, take a look at the INSTALL file. For a brief overview, see the man pages dylan(7), gwydion(7), d2c(1), mindy(1), melange(1) and make-dylan-app(1). If you'd like a tutorial or a more thorough reference, see the maintainers' web site (below). The following online resources are available: Maintainers' website: http://www.gwydiondylan.org/ Mail to the maintainers: email@example.com Newsgroup: news:comp.lang.dylan IRC: #dylan on freenode If you use Gwydion to any extent, you'll want subscribe to gd-hackers so you can ask questions and report the inevitable bugs. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "subscribe" in the subject to subscribe. If you want to contribute code or documentation, we enthusiastically encourage you to do so.