Subject: Re: Executables: Why all the abuse?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 07:39:53 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Duane Rettig  <> wrote:
| I think that Lispers just don't associate the capability
| of targeted software with Lisp...

I suppose I'm also really a hardware guy at heart, and have used
Lisp[1] once or twice to write what could be considered assemblers
for targeted hardware (mostly state machines, but in at least one case
it was a small nearly-GP microprocessor). It was so simple, the usual
Lisp thing: pick an s-expr representation for what you want to say,
and process it with a simple backend. Very straightforward, actually.

| ...and that's a shame, because Lisp is such a great language for
| doing such work.



[1] Well, Scheme, actually, since that's what I was using at the time.
    But these days it would be in CL...

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