OS design...

David Jeske jeske@home.chat.net
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 09:54:22 -0700

On Tue, Oct 20, 1998 at 01:09:12PM +0200, Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:
> LISP *is* that VM. That VM *is* LISP.
> Add procedures and special forms to extend it when needed.
> Of course, the Right Way(TM) to distribute LISP code is a Juice approach
> to compressed preparsed syntax tree,
> with strippable compressed annotations for identifiers/comments/etc.
> Of course, until this compressed format is implemented,
> ASCII source code might make do.

You could say the same thing about SELF, or FORTH. However, I would
disagree with you then as much as I'll disagree with you now.

If I compile a C program to LISP, how I do resolve all external
dependencies without running the code? Run-time errors are the enemy.

David Jeske (N9LCA) + http://www.chat.net/~jeske/ + jeske@chat.net