The VM Goals
Mon, 5 May 97 18:35:48 UT
I've just joined this list - I'm a senior technology consultant at royalblue
corporation, mainly involved in the production of merchant trading systems -
but I have a great interest in general software standards and moving them
forward with the pace of technology. I have also done a lot of research into
Intentional Programming (a technology conceived by Charles Simonyi of
Microsoft Research) and so I feel that I can contribute greatly to this
project in terms of innovation.
I have one initial question - to what extent is the LispVM required to be
specific to the Lisp language? I feel that if we want to produce a "virtual
processor" specification which is ultimately universal, then we should be
looking at something wider than a model which fits the Lisp architecture. I
recall Bill House mentioning that Lisp can ultimately describe the features of
all languages, but I think we should be considering something flexible enough
to fit future language requirements than just past languages. Comments?