Why LispOS?

Chris Bitmead chrisb@Ans.Com.Au
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 16:33:00 +0000

David Tillman wrote:

>     Also, I would like to do something like: (shutdown) and have
>     everything frozen as it is. The next time I start the OS I want
>     all of the windows, files, processes, etc. to be just like I left
>     them.

Yeah, the world is long overdue to get this feature.

>     I realize that there is some complexity to doing this with a multiuser
>     OS. It may be that only local sessions would have their state saved
>     and remote sessions would have their's destroyed.

As long as the remote system is another LispOS I reckon it should
be possible. Well maybe.

Speaking of networks, I'd like to see the "everything is a lisp
object" extended to the network. Maybe any object can be thrown
down a socket and pops out at the other end. Should be quite
possible. I guess it would borrow a lot of the internal
mechanisms used in the persistent store.

Chris Bitmead