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Mike McDonald mikemac@titian.engr.sgi.com
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 11:59:18 -0700

>Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 10:12:23 +0200
>From: Andreas Eder <are@laphroig.mch.sni.de>
>To: lispos@math.gatech.edu
>Subject: Unidentified subject!
>Mike McDonald:
>> Would you support X for
>>displaying remote apps? Or JAVA? Or HTML? How about all of those
>>Windoze apps?
>I would say: X       - certainly
>	     HTML    - sure
>	     JAVA    - maybe
>	     Windoze - certainly not
>I do think that we should support various standards, such as X for
>example. The X protocol could certainly be implemented in Lisp in a
>much nicer way than is currently done in the C implementations, After
>all, it is just a protocol, so why not implemeent it in Lisp? And it
>opens up the world to applications on other machines.

  Supporting the X protocol certainly would be nice. It'd also be a
lot of work. And we'd still need a native lisp windowing toolkit for
the lisp apps to use. Another big task.

>Another thing is that we certainly need TCP/IP. Why not implement
>that in Lisp, too; I heard of several implementations in SML that were
>faster than current C implementations! As I know of first hand
>experience, current C implementations on Unix are a mess!

  Definitely need a TCP/IP stack at some point.

  Mike McDonald