two co-existing projects

Paul Prescod
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).

 Paul Prescod