Henrik Motakef <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Symbolics or MIT should release a version of OpenGenera that runs on
> > Linux. Franz [...] should release a GNU Version of Allegro CL [...]
> > The ultimate would be a Lisp OS that ran as a Java applet,
> Way to obvious. Try something more subtle next year.
We need to be obvious because if people just hint at it. it might take
too long to get done. Genera is over 10 years old. Nobody uses it
anymore--not counting serious LISP hobbyists who use old Symbolics
hardware. (But, the Lispm companys either dropped Lisp or filed for
A GNU version of a program like Genera will allow a new group of Lisp
hackers to see why Lisp is such a good language.
Since, freeware was invented by a person at MIT with EMACS and
X-WINDOWS, they could hopefully make a freeware version of a Lisp OS
like Genera--I'm assuming that MIT still has Lisp hackers who would
love to create a Lisp or Scheme based OS.
Look, they already build the LM-1 a Lisp Machine, and a CPU that
executes Scheme code. I'm sure that some Lisp/Scheme hackers over at
MIT, or in this newsgroup worked on such projects and would love to
help create a Lisp OS that runs as a Linux/Windows application.
The Lisp would need to handle filesystems, calling devices, I/O,
graphics, garbage collection in a standard way--but they could form a
layer that calls the Linux/Windows kernal, so that the highlevel
syntax would be machine independant and the low level details would be
handles by the OS that the Lisp environment is running in.
We already have several applications that would run in such an
environment: Maxima, CL-HTTP, CLIM, and EMACS. just some examples!!!!!