MIT 6.001

Fri, 6 Nov 1998 14:52:57 -0500 (EST)

Apparently students in MIT's introductory CS class, 6.001, are using
machines that look very much like Lisp machines to do their exercises.
You log in, you get an "Edwin" window --- which is a version of Emacs
written in Scheme --- and you can read and write Scheme code.
Apparently these are fairly powerful machines.  Under the hood, they're
running some variety of Unix (HP-UX I think) with some specialized
scripts to restrict students' access to one another's work.
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<>       Kragen Sitaker     <>
Irony and sarcasm deflate seriousness, and when your seriousness becomes detum-
escent, you're not held responsible for your thoughts. Irony beats thinking like
rock beats scissors. --