Fri, 27 Mar 1998 14:44:08 +0100 (GMT+0100)
>>>>> "Damond" == "Damond Walker" <email@example.com> writes:
>> At 12:06 Uhr +0100 27.03.1998, Rodrigo Ventura wrote:
>>> I hope you are not proposing us to use the Windows kernel
>>> instead of a UNIX one...
>> Some people want a Lisp OS because Unix sucks as much as Windows.
Damond> Yes and no....but I still think that we can hide most of the cruft under
Damond> LispOs such that you won't know if your running the thing on
Damond> FreeBSD/Linux/WinNT... Well, you may be able to guess but it won't matter
Damond> much I hope.
Yeah. That would be great. If LispOS is based on a VM, then
the task gets easier (I hope). If tcl/tk, python and java are
cross-platform (even with GUI's), then LispOS should also be. The only
drawback is speed.
The question is: is it still worthy a fairly complete LispOS
system ontop a virtual machine? Is it fast enought?
How complicated is to implement a JIT virtual machine for
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