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Re: [Axiom-developer] bootstrap Meta/Boot

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] bootstrap Meta/Boot
Date: 10 Aug 2007 09:10:59 -0500

C Y <address@hidden> writes:


| > I wonder, how many people would use such a system. And how many
| > people would be able to maintain it.
| > 
| > Tim, if you are so much concered with bootstrapping, what is wrong in
| > having a very small lisp machinary to get to some state where one
| > could climb the abstraction ladder and define the rest in some
| > (hopefully)  more human readable language?
| Just IMHO, Lisp code intended for human consumption is actually fairly
| readable.  Boot's output is not a good way to judge.

However, active proponents of Lisp rewrite have been very busy replacing
readable Boot codes with unreadable Lisp captured from bootsys.  
As a case in point, people can admire bookvol5.

Independently of that, the rewrite into Lisp is a setback to stoneages.

-- Gaby

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