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Chestnut Software asset sale
- Subject: Chestnut Software asset sale
- From: email@example.com (Bill Brodie)
- Date: 21 Jan 1996 13:35:50 -0500
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Chestnut Software, a company I founded during the 1980s, is being
liquidated. Chestnut's technology is used to develop and deliver advanced
computing applications by commercial and government customers in the U.S.,
Europe, and Asia. Although I have not been associated with the company for
several years, I would like to see that its technology finds a good home in
capable hands, and that it will continue to be maintained and used by the
development community. For this reason I am helping the trustee who now
owns the company's assets to identify potential bidders.
Requests for bidders' packages, or more information, should be addressed
to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE USE E-MAIL, since I will be unable to monitor
all responses posted to newsgroups.
Chestnut's intellectual-property assets include:
Lisp-to-C Translator - Translates applications written in Common Lisp
directly into clean, human-readable, compact, efficient, and
highly-portable C code. Supports all of the First Edition of Guy
Steele's "Common Lisp: The Language", and much of the Second Edition,
including a complete CLOS implementation. The Translator was the
collective effort of a team of world-class developers, including
several members of the ANSI Common Lisp standards committee (X3J13).
It includes a self-contained run-time library, written in C, which can
be used or marketed separately; a run-time memory manager; several
very fast garbage collectors; and a comprehensive test suite. The
code is well-written and extensively documented.
The generated code can be combined with native code written in
either C or C++, and can be delivered even on platforms which provide
no native Lisp compiler. Configuration switches permit the creation
of applications with tiny footprints. The product also provides a
unique way to visualize the effects of optimizations (such as
declarations), even for applications which will be delivered on a
standard Lisp run-time system. The product is actively used to
deliver widely-distributed industrial applications in the U.S.
Natural Language Interface Toolkit - An environment for prototyping,
developing, and delivering grammar-based applications. Includes tools
for incrementally specifying augmented context-free grammar rules and
the associated semantics; a chart parser; interfaces for text-, menu-,
and voice-based input; a very compact delivery mechanism; and
dBLISP - A Common Lisp-based library which creates, reads, and writes
data base files and indices for dBASE, the industry standard
data base format for microcomputers. Includes well-documented, clean
source code, and full end-user documentation.
D++ - An advanced software engineering environment, in the early
stages of development, which provides object-oriented primitives for
defining and manipulating components of an application, with a back
end to generate application code in C++ or other conventional
programming languages. The environment includes an object-oriented
scripting language with C++-like syntax. A meta-object layer, which
permits customization of the environment, is also provided.
If you would like to receive a bidders' package, please send mail to
If you might be interested in purchasing a copy of any of the products
mentioned above, please let me know; I will pass this information along to
the winning bidder.