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Re: Symbolics & Sun-3 + Lucid Dev Envs
Date: Mon 18 May 87 20:02:58-CDT
From: Bob Boyer <AI.BOYER@MCC.COM>
Sucking a large
Lisp system into (Gnu) Emacs happens on a Sun-3/52 in a
jiffy rather than taking a while, it seems, on a 3640; I
realize that the Symbolics is doing more, but I like the
things that I do most often to happen quickly, and sucking
in the sources is one of them.
I find I don't actually read in sources all that often, perhaps
because I only boot about once a month. (That's about how often
we generate new worlds around here) I can do that because
of the large address space and the EGC. I sometimes will do a
(gc-immediately) before going home, but otherwise don't use the
I'm curious how often customers (that is, all you guys)
end up booting their (your) machines, and what you boot them for.
I guess I'm also curious about how often people end up booting
Sun's. That is, booting Lisp on a Sun, I don't care about Unix,
(or the FEP, which I consider to be about equivalent ;-).
Getting back to lots of
processes in separate spaces also seems nice after living in
a one address space world for a while.
I find this statement rather odd. Have you never wanted to take
what one program printed onto your screen and copy it into your
I would guess this has something to do with your program-development
workstyle. Does this suggest some tools that we should consider