Wed, 23 Apr 1997 02:36:00 -0400
> Is the important thing to be able to use Lisp for ANY purpose? If so,
> what kind of pain is total purity worth?
I'm not sure what you mean by this. I don't think anyone says everything
has to be written in lisp. The right tool for the right job and all that.
> How is a LispOS supposed to be better than just writing lots of
> programs in a Unix/Win95 Lisp, and using libraries like ILU, etc. to
> talk to the world? How is a LispOS supposed to be better than, say, a
> New Improved Multithreaded Emacs?
Well, I think Emacs is actually a good model here. It would be cool to
generalize this and move it lower into the users environment.
> [My vote for Ultimate Lisp World View goes to the research going
> on at NEC. Specifically, Kali Scheme
> http://www.neci.nj.nec.com/PLS/kali.html, and the Sting OS.]