Wed, 25 Mar 1998 17:38:02 +0100 (GMT+0100)
>>>>> "Christopher" == "Christopher J Vogt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Christopher> A side affect of all this is that you virtually never have a crash. No
Christopher> system freeze, no blue screen of death, no core dump. Most people ran
Christopher> their Lispm until it ran out of virtual memory space, which in my case was
Christopher> between once a week and once a month. With todays gigabyte disks, I could
Christopher> run for months without booting.
Hum, is that really needed? You can run UNIX for years without
a reboot. I assume our LispOS will have that for granted, and event
not require reboot, but just a (gc).
Christopher> Ever use a program and wonder how they coded it? On a lispm you could just
Christopher> "break" the program and poke around. If it was system software, the
Christopher> sources were included and you could m-. (edit definition) from the debugger
Christopher> and be in the editor looking at the source code.
Christopher> The System Constrcution Tool (SCT) was like defsystem on steroids. I still
Christopher> miss the patching facility. m-x Add Patch and friends (Add Changed
Christopher> Definitions etc.).
That's a great feature. Can it be said that it reaches the
level of changing code on-the-fly, or even build a program while
running/debuging it. It could speed-up enormously development speed.
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