Using CL with Linux or Hurd
Sat, 26 Apr 1997 07:44:18 -0500 (CDT)
From: Marcus Daniels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 25 Apr 1997 18:19:15 -0700
As I understand David Gadbois, he's not talking about layering this
LispOS over a microkernel or oskit. What I understand him to mean
is building up an OS around Lisp code *only*. Even if I'm
misunderstanding him, this should be enumerated as another option.
Right, I'd like to see Lisp all the way down. But, as a practical
matter, building a working system first on top of Flux OS or the HURD and
then replacing things downwards seems like a great approach.
(One thing to consider is that the x86 is almost self-virtualizable.
Are there any packages for running a virtual OS on top of one of the
freeware ones? That sure would speed dvelopment.)
It would be cool to have a great Lisp development environment that
sits on top of existing OSes. In fact, you can run out and buy one
right now. Working on a freeware one will help everybody.
This project encompasses a huge range of functionality. It should be
possible to tear off the upper layers and use them elsewhere for a
variety of purposes.