What kind of thing do we want?

Andreas Eder are@laphroig.mch.sni.de
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 14:08:59 +0200

Luca Pisati wrote:
>I'm just trying to understand what are we trying to do here.
>1. A Lisp-Machine (a full featured Lisp based OS, with
>   classic OS structure: file-system, network ....),
>   running directly on some hardware, or lying on top
>   of some kernel.
>2. A Virtual Lisp Machine, running on top of existing
>   OS and hardware.
>3. A Lisp based OS with radically new approaches as
>   substituting persistent objects to file system and so on ...

As far as I'm concerned I would opt for 1) or 3).
1) would be easier to do, and might attract more people, because it is
more what they expect, and two different things in 3) like Lisp and a
different style of os might be hard to swallow for a lot of people. 
Remember, we want to build the best OS in the world, but we also want
a lot of people tu use it.
2) wouldn't be much fun and much different from what you can have with
CMUCL running under (X)Emacs.

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