[LMH]Re: [LispM-Hackers] Latex
Wed Apr 24 13:31:02 2002
Before the Explorer hw was ready, we developed the Explorer sw on CADRs
and Lambdas emulating the Explorer. I think the microcoders initially used an
emulator that ran on the Symbolics, but I'm not sure of that one.
"James A. Crippen" wrote:
> John Morrison <email@example.com> writes:
> > Cross-developing an emulator for one machine upon an emulator for
> > another machine is just too delicious. What enormous potential hack
> > value. Talk about *bootstrapping*. Everything else would seem
> > positively *amateur*.
> I'm all for it. Just for pure balls-to-the-wall madness.
> I'm seeing first resurrecting the MacLisp-based LispM emulator that
> was used before the hardware was stable. Then using that to build the
> CADR emulator.
> So you'd have a PDP-10 emulator running ITS and MacLisp, with that
> emulating the LispM. Then using that emulated emulator to build
> another emulator.
> Better have a fast machine!!!
> James A. Crippen <firstname.lastname@example.org> ,-./-. Anchorage, Alaska,
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