Embedding VMs

Marc Wachowitz mw@ipx2.rz.uni-mannheim.de
Tue, 29 Apr 97 20:36:26 +0200

"Michael Korns" <mkorns@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> A JVM class loader imbedded in a larger Web enabled VM would be fine. The
> goal is to run Java applets at good speeds for Java, and yet be able to run
> Lisp, Smalltalk, ML, etc. as well.

As far as I'm concerned, a decent Lisp system  should be able to do that
efficiently, even without any prior knowledge of Java or Smalltalk or ML
etc. With the exception of native IEEE floating point, any hindrance to do
this would probably be a serious problem worth investigating by itself -
at least in a Lisp supposed to do low-level stuff, too.

-- Marc Wachowitz <mw@ipx2.rz.uni-mannheim.de>