two co-existing projects
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 21:19:19 -0400
> I agree with this. I just don't think CMU-CL is quite ready for our
> needs yet. I doesn't have threads yet and it hasn't been running on
> Intel boxes all that long. I'd prefer that we'd wait a while before
> we'd commit to it. Since ACL is free and robust, we can start a lot of
> efforts now, especially in the apps area. Once CMU-CL has threads,
> then we could switch to it. But threads really are nice to have for an
> OS and the OS services, such as networking, file systems, and
> windowing system, all need to be thread safe. We can begin those now
> with ACL. We also don't have any commitments from the CMU-CL on Intel
> guys although I'd be surprised if they weren't interested.
You may be right about CMU-CL, but I'm not crazy about starting this
with a CL we don't have source for. Also, if we are going to have to
add threads to CMU-CL (or whatever we choose), we might as well started
doing this at the beginning.
This can proceed in parallel with the other work, but should be
started at the beginning.