"Franz Kafka" <Symbolics_XL1201_Sebek_Budo_Kafka@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Is there any OpenSource OS or Arcitecture that
> uses Lisp, Scheme, or ScSh to create a Lisp Machine.
> One possilbe Lispm is
> and there was also talk about an Explorer II emulator.
> How hard would it be to turn a Linux box into a Scheme/Lisp machine.
> Are there any OS's that are written in Lisp/Scheme?
> Could Linux be ported from C into Lisp/Scheme, and would this
> constitute a Lispm.
> Please help with a Lisp/Scheme based OS.
There are already Lispm's around. Just take an IDE like
Lispworks or ACL. They have editors (much like emacs),
listeners (much like xterms), generic interfaces to
file systems, a compiler, a loader (compile, compile-file and load).
They run under xservers or Windows. You can write "shell scripts" to your
hearts content. If you really want to write a lisp device driver, you
can. You could start with with a IDe like these and gradually replace
the underlying OS, web applications, device drivers with code
written in Lisp. Just see Franz's site
as an example.