From: email@example.com.NO-SPAM (Scott Schwartz)
Subject: Re: Unix tools, small and large
To: Olin Shivers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 30 Apr 1997 19:44:14 -0400
Organization: PSU CSE
Roughly speaking, I want to replace every program in /bin, /usr/bin,
/usr/ucb, and so on, with an a.out generated by a Scheme (or ML)
compiler (or interpreter, if the original was a shell script), and I
want it to be within 10% of the size and speed and working set of the
original (shared libraries disallowed, for easier measurement).
Scott, I think we agree that (1) you can't do this right now with the
technology being shipped, (2) it could be done, and (3) it would be a
great thing to do.
I developed scsh to help enable this. I do not claim scsh takes you
all the way home.