[plt-scheme] Question about scheme os for information appliances (phones)

From: Rohan Nicholls (rohan.nicholls at informaat.nl)
Date: Sun Dec 8 11:15:33 EST 2002

Thanks for the responses, makes things clearer.

Rohan Nicholls wrote:
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> I have run across references and articles in the last year since 
> discovering lisp and scheme about lisp/scheme as a base for an OS.  The 
> Lisp machines, are the obvious choice.  I have heard great things about 
> them, but most pilot projects to develop an os with a scheme/lisp basis 
> seem to fall apart (TUNES is still mostly thinking from what I can see).
> It seems that creating an OS for present day pc's is a monumental task, 
> but would it make sense for mobile phones (been reading articles on the 
> battles between symbian and windows in the mobile market) to have scheme 
> based os's, as scheme is amazingly flexible once you have the basis 
> setup, or would it be a matter of there being more assembler code than 
> anything else.
> I just thought it is one area where the market does not have to be 
> dominated by one language, and the development advantages of scheme 
> might find a receptive audience.
> Just thoughts, but would love enlightenment to my ignorance.:)
> rohan

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