Measuring a Lisp operating system's "success"

Chris Hanson
Sun, 4 May 1997 00:48:04 -0500

I would consider LispOS a "success" if in the end it produces an OS written
in Lisp that runs on modern stock hardware, *regardless* of its market
penetration or financial return or effect on the larger software
development world.

I feel this way because an OS implemented in Lisp is something interesting
that your garden-variety OS project these days hasn't really attempted,
since most people appear to want to reinvent the hell out of the wheel (aka