thinking about virtual machines

Michael Korns
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 09:41:25 -0700

P. Srinivas,

Could you get references to these papers for us. Also how does one best
contact Per Bothner @ Cygnus to discuss the Scheme implementation on Java?

> From: P. Srinivas <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: thinking about virtual machines
> Date: Sunday, April 27, 1997 7:37 AM
> If we want to invent a virtual machine. It migth be a good idea to the
> opinions of various people who tried implementing Lisp on existing VM.
> For Example Per Bothner @ Cygnus implemented a Scheme on JVM.
> Also, there is one VERY useful paper by somebody at MIT who
> discusses various problems of Java VM for implementing Lisp like
> languages. I read the paper sometime back. I will
> dig up the reference if needed. But may of you might already
> know/read. It is worth taking a second look.
> Also, we should probably not call it Lisp VM. We should invent 
> a VM that helps support vide variety of dynamic languages like SmallTalk
> etc. Eventually our LISPOS need to support all or some of the
> existing languages.
> srini