Some heretic thoughts
Sat, 7 Jun 1997 22:33:10 +0200
At 20:00 Uhr +0200 07.06.1997, Thomas Fischbacher wrote:
>Here are some general thoughts on the project. If you find them heretic,
>well, so do I.
>* We have to support X.
Maybe. My Symbolics does support X as client and server.
The server is C code (slow). I rarely use the X server.
The client code runs on multiple windowing systems -
>* We cannot re-implement X from scratch.
This is true for a lot of other software. How
would you deal with that. How does the Java
community deal with that?
>* Build it on top of a Unix kernel?
Please - as few Unix as possible. I prefer **no** Unix.
I'd like to see Lisp as a systems programming language.
>Yes, such a hybrid system would be rather bloated,
To bloated for my taste. *If* you like to start with
Unix I would prefer a clear strategy to get rid of Unix.
But it would be difficult.
So, what *is* the User Interface for LispOS? A native
windowing system? Elegant and easy to use?
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