Subject: Re: self-hosting gc
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 14:46:51 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Frode Vatvedt Fjeld <>
| The old lisp machines lacked OS protection mechanisms like address
| spaces, didn't they? Did they suffer substantially from this design?

  They would today, since all kinds of creep can and do get access to
  computers.  Besides, if anyone would implement a system that invites
  intrusion and viruses and malicious abuse and is completely helpless in
  the face of such abuse, they would be violating a number of Microsoft
  patents on how _not_ to design software.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.