Make LispM code FREE (fwd)

Peter Housel
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 14:05:04 -0800

Faré Rideau quoted RMS as saying:

>The MIT AI lab is already planning to make the MIT Lisp Machine system
>free--if they can find a copy of the sources.  That may not be easy.
>I don't have a copy myself.
>I will forward your message to them.

If the sources are released, they would be for the CONS architecture version
of the MIT Lisp Machine, wouldn't they?

If I recall correctly, the CONS architecture had fewer tag bits (four) than
the Ivory.  This would likely make emulation on a 32-bit machine a bit

Did the CONS have locatives?

-Peter S. Housel-