Subject: Re: Why lisp failed in the marketplace
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/02/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* Teunis Peters
| (aside: I'm restricted at the moment to Linux+X11+no motif)
| I have LOTS of time on my hands (and no money... so don't recommend any
| commercial software, books, or anything involving money.  I don't have
| any.  Just a computer and lots of time).
| I'm building a LISP engine... Both compiler/interpreter (actually - it
| compiles dynamically dependant on available CPU cycles [sorta]).  I'm
| building it in C, 'cause I need a good assembly language and I don't plan
| on only running it on an x86 processor.

you might wish to ask Franz, Inc, to send you their free personal use
licence to the already completed Allegro Common Lisp environment for Linux.
it will save you about two hundred years of programming time, and it's more
fun to write in Common Lisp than to write your own implementation, anyway.

I think it may need RedHat 4.0, but I don't know how compatible the
different distributions of Linux are.

my other car is a cdr