A successful lisp machine?

Paul Prescod papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri, 02 May 1997 00:17:28 -0400

Chris Bitmead uid(x22068) wrote:
> Yes, the TeX language is horrible, but re-writing TeX is a bigger
> project than writing LispOS!
> OTOH, putting a Lisp interface *on top of* TeX is is a pretty small,
> pretty easy project. We can have our cake and eat it too! Let's not
> reinvent the wheel, Let's take the current blueprint for a wheel and
> add pnumatic tyres!

This is already done. DSSSL provides a formatting model for structured
documents with Scheme-like structure and semantics that generates TeX if
you really want it. Don't get stuck on TeX. It is as obsolete as the
rest of Unix tools (for different reasons).

 Paul Prescod