two co-existing projects

Richard Coleman
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 19:16:57 -0400

> >This is also why I would disagree with implementing it on top
> >of Linux. Having a lisp OS obviates the need for signals and all of
> >the associated Unix crap.
>   I believe that using Linux as a basis is a starting point, not the
> end. You start with linux so that you can make rapid progress in the
> beginning, so that you can show the PC LispM to people to get suuport.
> Eventually, you replace all of Linux with lisp based components. And
> since you're going to have to implement some form of all of that unix
> crap, just as well start with someone else's work.
> > I dont want that and I would bet that the
> >people who harken back to the days of Symbolics dont want that
> >either. We want a fast Lisp/OS on stock hardware thats portable. Mach
> >did it, BSD did it. We should do it.

But since you will need to pull Linux apart and strip out stuff,
it makes since to use the Flux toolkit instead.  Since that is exactly
what they have done.

Richard Coleman