Tom Novelli
Mon, 28 Feb 2000 18:04:27 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Tril wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Alan Grimes wrote:
> > I think Tunes should be written in Assembly (or forth). 
> > As we figure out what we're doing we can start abstracting it untill we get a
> > full-fledged HLL, but in the mean time I vote for ASM or FORTH.
> Shouldn't we know what we are programming before choosing a language and
> starting to write code?  Also, why does a whole project have to be in one
> language?  It's fine to argue for ASM or Forth, but what aspect of TUNES
> design is suitable for implementation in them?

Assembly and Forth?  I've been working on that for a couple years now.  
My project (Retro) provides basic system services, a monitor program, and
some programming utilities.  It can easily be extended to handle LISP and
other languages.  Still, it's not Tunes... there's no fancy compiler,
persistent storage, etc.  You could use Retro to experiment with some of
these things - decide what's really useful, polish and simplify the

Tom Novelli