Linked by Peter Gerdes on Mon 10th Jan 2005 17:35 UTC
Editorial As a recent ACM Queue article observes the evolution of computer language is toward later and later binding and evaluation. So while one might quibble about the virtues of Java or the CLI (also known as it seems inevitable that more and more software will be written for or at least compiled to virtual machines. While this trend has many virtues, not the least of which is compatibility, current implementations have several drawbacks. However, by cleverly incorporating these features into the OS, or at least including support for them, we can overcome these limitations and in some cases even turn them into strengths.
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RE: Chris Lattner (IP:
by A stranger on Mon 10th Jan 2005 19:43 UTC

Interesting but I'm not certain how well it would work with say LISP, or Scheme.

I do see the advantage of the above, and other such efforts as great for those not so enamored with porting systems code, and libraries around.