New page about Virtual Machines
Mon, 19 May 1997 11:05:24 -0700 (PDT)
On Mon, 19 May 1997, Fare Rideau wrote:
> Dear people on the LispVM, OS DeViLs, and Tunes mailing list.
No mortituri te salutamus... :)
> because I couldn't find any generic page on virtual machines,
> I've just created one under the Tunes Review subproject:
Thank you! Everyone working on OS projects either owes a debt of
gratitude to Fare' or should.
> It's currently almost empty, which is precisely why I'm hereby asking you
> to contribute text and pointers.
May I suggest the Juice format/VM, as described on
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~juice/? Juice is a portable code structure which
could be said to store a dataflow tree as might be created by a powerful
compiler. Source code is available. It's made to work with Oberon, but
it's designed to be mostly language-independant, except that the
language must have GC, runtime typing capability, and so on. I'm VERY
impressed; it makes portable code verification and native code generation
I think that this would be something for the LispOS people to consider;
however, I know almost nothing about LispOS, and the only page I could
find is almost totally empty :(. It appeared to be using a broken
ActiveX control of some sort (WHAT! Designing a real OS, and using a
broken one?!?). ;-)
I'm on too many mailing lists as it is, but I suspect that I'd love to
know more about LispOS. Emails are welcome.
> == Fare'