Testing the waters.

Harvey J. Stein abel@netvision.net.il
Sat, 10 May 1997 21:31:00 +0300

Chris Bitmead uid writes:
 > >I think it is not so much "and", but "or".  Either we strive to make
 > >the POS as transparent as possible, or it is up to the application.
 > >If there is significant labor on the part of the application, a
 > >programmer might as well use pathnames and do object archiving by
 > >hand.
 > >
 > >The result of a transparent POS in LispOS should be that programs
 > >written for LispOS have very minimal responsibilities
 > >w.r.t. persistence.  
 > That is correct. That's why POS programs won't work in a conventional
 > environment. POS programs don't do anything to access the
 > disk. Conventional programs go through all sorts of contortions.

Even if you have a POS based program, I'd think you'd still need to
code up all these contortions so as to be able to import and export
data from and to other systems.

Harvey J. Stein
Berger Financial Research