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Re: Scheme broken on OZ today.
- To: GJC at MIT-MC, GLR at MIT-OZ, FEINBERG at MIT-OZ
- Subject: Re: Scheme broken on OZ today.
- From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at SCRC-TENEX>
- Date: Sat, 20 Nov 82 18:23:00 GMT
- Cc: HAL at MIT-OZ, GJS at MIT-OZ, HANSON at MIT-OZ, BUG-LISP at MIT-OZ, RWK at SCRC-TENEX
- In-reply-to: Your message of 20-Nov-82 1253-EST
- Original-date: 20 Nov 1982 1323-EST
I think George's suggestions for what to do for MacLisp are right on
the mark. Of the two, separating CODE and DATA is probably the easier.
It certainly would make MACSYMA and other large existing programs much
Perhaps understandably, I am a proponent of the idea that there shouldn't
be any DEVELOPMENT going on in MacLisp. However, supporting existing
applications better is worthwhile. Please be careful about stability,
however. As with most mature (even elderly) systems, most of the MacLisp
programs are not themselves being developed, and sometimes simply cannot
be maintained. Let it enjoy its old age in peace, and make it comfortable.
I know there are some people at MIT who are doing AI development in MacLisp.
I think it's absurd.