About lispOS...

Rainer Joswig joswig@lavielle.com
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:13:34 +0200

At 21:16 Uhr +0000 28.4.1997, Alaric B. Williams wrote:
>On 28 Apr 97 at 0:16, lispos@math.gatech.edu wrote:
>> I would appreciate affordable docs about Genera and LispMachine OSes,
>> or even hardware/software to test drive, as, like most computists,
>> I could never get my *own* experience on them,
>> but by incidental testimony, indirect deductions, and fertile imagination.
>> Direct knowledge would be great!
>Say, Rainer Joswig's page talked about them a bit, I remember (and he himself
>has a few, so you can ask!), I can't remember his URL, but I think he's
>on this *VERY* list, so if he notices this he'll post his URL,

see some Lisp stuff at http://www.lavielle.com/~joswig/lisp.html

some bits:

For some ideas about what a Symbolics is, one could also
ask Kalman Reti. Sure also Scott McKay and David Gadbois. ;-)
They know much more than I ever will (I'm only a user.).

A nice thing to have would be a "Document Examiner to HTML"
converter. You would put >10000 pages Lisp machine documentation

Get the "Symbolics Technical Summary" from 1985. Other
old Lispm Docs would be fine, too. Some universities
or research companies may have old copies for free.
Get a KEE manual.

Also, if you find it you may want a copy of "Lisp Lore:
A Guide to Programming the Lisp Machine", Second Edition, Hank
Bromley and Richard Lamson, 1987, sigh, ISBN 0-89838-228-9.

The Lisp Bibliography from Herbert Stoyan lists tons of papers
concerned with Lisp and its implementation.

I haven't heard any specifics lately, but there may be a 
Lisp Users and Vendors Conference this year in Washington, DC.
We should have some sessions and exchange some ideas there.

The Association of Lisp Users (ALU) is preparing a new
web site. If someone would take up the task to
collect the information about the LispOS topic, it sure
would find a good home at the ALU site.

Rainer Joswig, Lavielle EDV Systemberatung GmbH & Co, Lotharstrasse 2b, D22041
Hamburg, Tel: +49 40 658088, Fax: +49 40 65808-202,
Email: joswig@lavielle.com , WWW: http://www.lavielle.com/~joswig/