Versioning and persistence
Wed, 21 May 97 08:23 PDT
>>>>> "Dwight" == Dwight Hughes <email@example.com> writes:
Dwight> There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the
Dwight> issues of how the OOFS and/or POS and/or OODB will be
Dwight> integrated robustly into the LispOS *and* be able to
Dwight> emulate a "normal" file system when required.
I would recommend starting with little ambition. Use the OS kit from
Utah and run at least a simple file system at the C level. Build the
Lisp world on top of that. The useful abstractions that evolve over
the years will ride out whatever happens underneath (because you're in
it for the long haul, right? Gemstone is fifteen years old).
Dwight> Some possible complications to the LispOS "image" will be
Dwight> Virtual Machines as first class objects and the
Dwight> possibility of supporting "alien"
I would suggest starting, as I wrote in a message a minute ago,
considering something like Kali Scheme's first-class address
spaces. Then go from there to provide varying degrees of replication
Patrick Logan mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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