A successful lisp machine?

Mike McDonald mikemac@titian.engr.sgi.com
Fri, 02 May 1997 14:36:28 -0700

>Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 16:05:12 -0500 (CDT)
>To: abel@netvision.net.il
>Subject: Re: A successful lisp machine?
>From: Tim Pierce <twpierce@mail.bsd.uchicago.edu>
>> Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 21:10:14 +0300
>> From: "Harvey J. Stein" <abel@netvision.net.il>
>> Thomas Fischbacher writes:
>>  > 
>>  > If you have a closer look, TeX is quite horrible.
>>  > I'd prefer a small LISP package providing basic typesetting functions.
>> So would I.  But what am I going to do with the megabytes of *.tex
>> files?
>Port TeX.  It may surprise you to learn that TeX was not developed
>on Unix, and is not wedded to the Unix paradigm.  (Or it may not
>surprise you.  But people seem to forget that this is an
>applications question, one which I think is largely tangential to
>the important questions surrounding the design of a new Lisp

  Better yet, write a TeX to your favorite lisp based document system.
What? You don't have one? Then volunteer to write one. Something called
DSSSL is a scheme(???) based thing. Could be a good idea to start

  Mike McDonald