Fri, 27 Mar 1998 13:06:20 -0500
>Isn't this a task for another mailing list? If memory serves me
>correctly, this list was split awhile ago into a VM and O/S list.
I do think we should have two groups for such a thing. But I do like
the idea of having a VM at the core of all this...I'd hate to write some
lisp code and have it stuck under just Linux or FreeBSD or Windows because
of available development tools.
>I wonder how the VM folks are coming along?
Any of them on this list?
>I like the idea of starting with a shell first since that would
>be more apparent to the user and the true power of Lisp can
>shine. Getting something out that we can be proud of and show
>off to others early on is (IMO) a good idea, for morale and
>possibly new recruits.
Well, if we want to do this under Linux it's easy to get Allegro from
Franz. They have a pretty open policy regarding the use of their system
(basically, you can't sell the apps in a commercial environment). Or any of
the CL systems available....it really doesn't matter. Lets start working on
a shell then damnit! :) If someone does create a VM, we can move it then.
Features of the shell? Aside from scripting and the like... Console
based at the start...