Testing the waters.
Thu, 8 May 1997 01:23:22 -0500
| From: ET <email@example.com>
| Suppose my company were interested in developing LispOS in
| this manner:
| Native i386 code,
Well, I think i486 code would be better as the base level.
| no underlying unix (lisp down to the metal),
Fine, within reason.
| start with Scheme as basis language,
I like Scheme, but I really think Common Lisp has the edge for system
software creation (especially for such a large project). Are any
free Scheme compilers available? I mean Scheme -> binary, not
Scheme -> C -> binary.
| design with support for persistent object system,
| implementation tools running on '95/NT,
| 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.
I really see this as the same project essentially -- I'm certainly
rooting for continuations to be part of the "kernel", for example.
I don't see how Scheme would be better supported by its "own"
OS - except that the source of the system would also be in