LispOS compiler question

Emergent Technologies
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:58:54 -0500

In an attempt to bring some life back into this group, I'll post a

What would be a good compiler to use for writing a LispOS?  I think
the following goals would be nice:

1.  Free

2.  Fairly easy to hack (so the underlying lisp architecture can

3.  Object code portable to Linux and Win32 (for bootstrapping

4.  Support proper tail recursion (not strictly necessary for Lisp,
but required for Scheme).

I don't think it would be necessary to have a highly optimizing

I think a simple compiler that output ANSI C in the Baker's
explicit continuation passing style might fit the bill.

What do others think?  Would anyone be able to take some spare time
and write a wimp-ass compiler?