Why LispOS?

Kragen kragen@pobox.com
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:08:04 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Rodrigo Ventura wrote:
>     Chris> No text console? Isn't that one of the fascinations of Lisp, to
>     Chris> be able to type at a text console?
>         You mean a LISP listener. I think that a LISp listener can be
> more than a bi-directional stream of ASCII chars. For instance,
> something like curses of termcap  are required to make "special
> effects" with this stream of ASCII chars, using escape sequences and
> such hacks. Why not re-engineer the shell? The shell is such a
> powerful tool, why not improving it instead of throwing it away and
> use some mac-like desktop? (very neat, but not as powerful).