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LispMachine Sources

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1991 07:54-0000
From: Peter Paine <p2@porter.asl.dialnet.symbolics.com>
Subject: Re: Regular expressions matcher. MIT lispmachine sources.
To: gjc@paradigm.com, info-mcl@cambridge.apple.com
In-Reply-To: <6041@paradigm.com>
Message-Id: <19910912075414.2.P2@porter.asl.dialnet.symbolics.com>
Status: R

    Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1991 14:46-0000
    From: gjc@paradigm.com

    In article <19910904095013.5.KEUNEN@milou.nrb.be>, Vincent Keunen <keunen@milou.nrb.be> writes:
    > Has anyone of you ever heard of PD lisp code implementing a Regular
    > expressions matcher?
    > I know this question should be directed to a more general list (like
    > comp.lang.lisp), but as far as I know, it's only news and not email - am
    > I right on this?

    The MIT lispmachine source code had a number of neat things in it,
    including regular expression handling. Perhaps some day that code
    will be released with a copyright like the MIT X-window copyright notice.

And a very thorough and formal analysis and specification of the MIT
lispmachine sources has been done by a now-defunct company called
Racal-Norsk. Were anyone interested, it would seem a waste to leave so
many dozens of personyears of work in a cupboard.

I agree. When GigaMos Systems went into receivership a ouple of years
ago I was asked by the recievers to find parties interested in the
assets of the company. These assets includes access to the Lisp
Machine sources along with promise from MIT to negotiate with the
pruchasers for a new license to the code.

I tried for several months to find interested buyers to no avail. I belive
I did a good search. I recently got a note from the recievers that the
assets had been disposed of. I suppose that means that the LispMachine
sources were thrown in the trash.