two co-existing projects
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:01:01 -0400
Richard Coleman wrote:
> Also... I should qualify what I mean here.... By high level VM,
> I essentially mean de-sugar-fied lisp or scheme. Let's use
> a simplified form of lisp as our VM. The should make web
> and agent based stuff easy...
Lisp source code seems rather bulky for loading from disk and
downloading across the network. Parsing also takes time. Bytecodes are
pre-parsed and compact (by definition: they are a compact representation
of some language).