Brian's Arrow System

Maneesh Yadav
Thu, 27 May 1999 16:52:58 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 27 May 1999, Tril wrote:

> On Thu, 27 May 1999, Maneesh Yadav wrote:
> > So you're going to set back your development effort so you can say you
> > wrote a the bottom part of the OS?

I am aware, but with all due respect, the question is not answered.
Am I correct in understanding that the above is the only reason why high
level programs are going to be on top of Retro.
(I don't mean to sound insulting but I am just trying to get some facts).

> Tom and Fare are working together (I don't know how fast) on designing a
> small scheme-like interpreter to run on top of Retro.  This would be the
> continuation of Fare's old goal of bootstrapping the HLL by refining a
> Scheme interpreter until it met his requirements for HLL.  I think his
> basic idea has not changed since
> I posted my idea of the future, which involves the coming together of all
> the separate projects within TUNES.  Please understand the exact way it
> will come together is unknown.  When I said tunes.lsp will combine with
> arrow and get implemented on retro, maybe it will happen differently,
> that's just a possibility.  Don't read too much into it.  The important
> thing is we keep looking for ways that these separate projects *could*
> come together.
> David Manifold <>
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