Hello LispVM

Bill House bhouse@dazsi.com
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 10:55:19 -0700

Well, now that we've got a separate LispVM list, who's on it?  Let's identify
ourselves and start trying to get organized a bit.  

FWIW, I'm Director of Engineering at DAZ Systems, Inc. It sounds imposing, but
the fact is that I'm an applications programmer, writer and product designer --
we're too small for me to have anyone to "manage", and I prefer to code anyway.
I have experience in the ISO/ANSI standards area and was the project editor for
X3J19, so I know the meaning of the word "normative". Since I am not a compiler
writer, my ability to contribute code to this project may be somewhat limited.
However, I can do things like hooking up the result to the ActiveX Scripting
API, creating an OLE wrapper, a VB workbench, writing and running test scripts,
maintaining a version control repository, etc. I have programmed in a variety
of languages, but Lisp, Visual Basic, C/C++, Xbase, and SQL are the ones I know
the best. Anyway, that's enough about me. <g>  

These are just suggestions, but here are some things I think we might want to

0. Agree on some kind of protocol for our discussions. 

1. Establish an FTP site and Web page for LispVM. I know that a LispOS page
exists -- will LispVM be established there as well?

2. Once (1) is accomplished, gather relevant research (either as links or
FTP-able files) onto the Web site. This would include any base documents,
source code, binaries, etc., which members wish to contribute to the effort, or
to have the group review.

3. Go through a process of defining the design goals for the LispVM. Once
decided, I think they should be documented and placed on the Web site. 

4. Once (3) is complete, then we can figure out what to do next. <g>


Bill House
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unless you agree with me.