Quoth Symbolics_XL1201_Sebek_Budo_Kafka@hotmail.com (Franz Kafka):
> Is there any OpenSource OS or Arcitecture that
> uses Lisp, Scheme, or ScSh to create a Lisp Machine.
There's a sizable wasteland of fairly much failed projects; see the
There are projects that try to create their own kernel; they tend to
run afoul of the problem of being tied to a /precise/ set of
hardware. They support one CPU, one SCSI card, one graphics card, and
as soon as the winds change, and 3dfx disappears from the market,
the software becomes a curiosity that hardly anyone could have run in
the first place.
The system that gets cited a lot is FluxOS, from U of Utah; they were
able to quickly embed a port of MzScheme atop the OS, which is
interesting. On the other hand, they never got around to letting it
communicate with either networks or persistent filesystems, which
makes it somewhat /less/ than a curiosity.
People in the Lisp world often hate X, and the way Linux and BSDs use
C for their native "APIs," but it would take a LOT of effort to put
enough effort in to equal the efforts going into maintain
compatibility of them with the latest and greatest hardware on
output = reverse("moc.enworbbc@" "enworbbc")
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