Minimum set of primitives?

Christian Lynbech on satellite
Fri, 20 Mar 1998 11:38:49 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Bitmead <> writes:

Chris> The other big question that arises is whether and how to
Chris> support non-Scheme programs. That is where the debate starts as
Chris> to whether UNIX should run underneath LispOS in order to
Chris> support C apps (and provide a bootstrap or base system to avoid
Chris> writing device drivers).

Oh no. A unix program needs to link against a unix runtime system. The
LispOS should be the place where hello.c compiles to a 17Mb executable
with abysymal performance. We want to end the footprint debate.


>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Bitmead <> writes:

Chris> ... but don't people hate emacs when it stops to garbage
Chris> collect?

One cannot hate emacs, as we say over in alt.religion.emacs. Garbage
collection is a fact of life just as the sun must set in the evening
in order to rise again in the morning.

:-) :-) :-)

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