[CM] MCL 5 with CLM / openmcl plotters?

Bret Battey bbattey@u.washington.edu
Mon, 13 Oct 2003 11:39:39 -0700

>  I may take this a the queue [sic] to try to get MCL 5 OSX CLM running.

Oops, I see that was an optimistic slip, since MCL 5 hasn't been 
integrated with CLM.

Given the price of MCL 5 and the availability of openmcl, I can readily 
imagine that not many others are pursuing this. The only reason I would 
wish to pursue it is that my last two-years' development work is 
heavily invested in using CLM connected to Rick Taube's "plotter" 
routines, which require Mac/MCL.

Of course, another option would be to find a general purpose plotter 
routine (allowing layering of plots and naming of points) that I could 
launch from openmcl on Mac OSX. **Any suggestions?**  I don't need to 
be able to edit data as Rick's plotter supports -- I just need to be 
able to display it.

Strangely, it appears that MCL 5 doesn't have a "run-program" command 
to run shell commands -- so one has to be imported to even begin 
tackling the CLM problem. Fortunately I did find such a routine.

When running MCL 5, the feature-set still includes an "MCL" feature, 
which is the feature CLM uses to trigger most OS9 mania for shared 
libraries, MPW, etc., so unfortunately one would have to track down all 
of the stuff coded for Mac OS 9 MCL based on the "MCL" feature and trap 
and redirect. =P

I started, but haven't got it to work yet. **Has anyone else already 
done some serious work on this?** (I naively was hoping to set aside 
the technical battle for a while and start reaping some composerly 
fruit from my last two-years' efforts ;-)