On 3 Nov 1995, Olin Shivers wrote:
> - There's a nice system being developed by Paul Wilson and another guy down
> in Texas, I forget the name, That has potential.
That would be me, and the system would be RScheme. Wow, nice to know
Olin even knows I exist, even if he doesn't know my name!
Actually, I am impressed enough with scsh that I want my OS interface
to be more like its than what RScheme has now: a bunch of little hacks
to permit me to do the occassional real piece of work I need to do.
I briefly looked at porting scsh to RScheme, but scsh seemed to be
sufficiently tied to S48's multilayer architecture to make a quick
port impossible. RScheme still has a fairly crude scheme/C interface
-- nothing as sophisticated as S48!
How hard would it really be to do a scsh RScheme port? I'd be happy
to support an effort to put the scsh interface in RScheme 0.7 (devoting
my copious spare time to the task :-))
-- Donovan Kolbly The Kernel Group, Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org / (512)433-3315
P.S. The next release of RScheme (0.6) is in beta in a few peoples'
hands, and includes a byte-code interpreter, an experimental
persistent store based on Paul Wilson's Texas ("based" meaning it uses
the basic shtick (pagewise incremental translation) -- all cruftiness
in my implementation are to be blamed on me, not his excellent
design), and other little oddements. Startup times are way, way down,
too (current hack -- mmap() in a picture of the heap, set a pointer
into it, and go.)