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LISP is not an OS and "paralell execution" is not the same as "multitasking" | 101 comments | Create New Account
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LISP is not an OS and "paralell execution" is not the same as "multitasking"
Authored by: bugstomper on Monday, August 13 2012 @ 05:12 PM EDT
> You've probably never tried Common LISP. (I say half seriously.)

Ooh, I have been biting my tongue when posting these comments :). There are two
things I want to avoid here, 1) arguments to authority (as in, I'm an expert so
you have to believe me!); and 2) providing enough details about me that would
connect the nym I use here to one specific person.

Yes, I have "tried" CommonLisp :)

CommonLisp makes a great platform with which to build an OS that is
purpose-built to support CommonLisp. That's even almost recursive :). But that
doesn't make CommonLisp itself the OS. You still have to write some code that
can be called "the OS" and that code while written in LISP will not be
part of the LISP language implementation.

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