Subject: Re: CL and Embedded Systems (Re: Query About Lisp Use)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 14:39:36 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Christopher Stacy
| The programmer I had in mind would like to use Lisp, but there isn't one
| for his platform.  (It's such an extreme case that I don't think he will
| ever get to use Lisp, either.  Certainly not Common Lisp.)

  What part of Lisp does he want to use?  Is he equipped and willing to
  write a compiler and runtime system for his special environment?  The
  more specialized, the more likely that a reasonably comfortable system
  can be built with really minimal resources.  E.g., Forth-based systems
  have shown that memory can be really tight while you can still get a lot
  of real work done.  Compiling a Lisp-like language to a Forth-like stack
  machine and interpreter should not be an incredibly hard task given the
  appropriate skill set of the programmer.

  My hero, George W. Bush, has taught me how to deal with people.  "Make no
  mistake", he has said about 2500 times in the past three weeks, and those
  who make mistakes now feel his infinite wrath, or was that enduring care?