Testing the waters.
William A. Barnett-Lewis
Wed, 07 May 1997 15:36:52 -0500
> Suppose my company were interested in developing LispOS in
> this manner:
> Native i386 code,
> no underlying unix (lisp down to the metal),
I like, but I think that the flux toolkit is more likely to get quick
results w/out being tied into unix-isms. This could also allow better
integration of the VM/GC bits of memory management.
> start with Scheme as basis language,
Prefer Common Lisp instead. It's big & ugly, but until the R5 or R6
report standardizes a scheme library, it does work that scheme can only
dream about. Plus CLOS ties into any kind of persistant object system
> design with support for persistent object system,
Have you looked at SHORE? http://www.cs.wisc.edu/shore/ is it's home
page. It's designed as a file system replacement and would work well
> implementation tools running on '95/NT,
Do you mean delievery tools (ie I can make a win32 .exe) or do you mean
a version that runs under win32? The former is fine, use cygnus' gcc as
a base. The later would be ugly.
> free software.
> How many people would be interested in actually investing
> time and energy on this? If there is a critical mass, I'll
> start the project.
In principle, hell yes, I'm ready to go. OTOH, there are still some
questions that need answers before even basic design can proceed.