a little life
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 13:55:28 -0400
I can make it available, give me a day or two.
It is mostly munging the unix support code to interface to the
posix compatability code in NT/95, so some things don't work
right (I'll bet sockets don't work right, and I think non-blocking
IO may be screwed up). On the other hand, it does correctly
build cold images and the interpreter runs.
One of the interesting things about Scheme-48 is that the
bytecode interpreter is written in ``PreScheme'', a non-consing
scheme that compiles into a HUGE c function. Pre scheme is
compiled with a compiler written in scheme, so you can do
scheme all the way down to the metal.
Scheme-48 has an optimizing bytecode compiler, so it
can be pretty fast.
Scheme-48 has a few drawbacks, for instance, the GC is
From: William A. Barnett-Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ET <email@example.com>
Cc: LispOS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, 09 July, 1997 13:10
Subject: Re: a little life
We could use a little life here ;>
Just wondering if you could make that win95 port of scheme-48 available?
I've been pondering using the T & BBN scheme code from the lisp archive
as a way to bootstrap up to common lisp. It could be interesting to
study what you've done there before getting too carried away.
Thanks for the effort & time.