Yeah, one of the inspirations for Heresy is that a while back I went on a
big kick for hunting down early Lisps for 8bit and 16-bit micros.
Really most of the 8-bit ones are pretty terrible; extremely limited,
missing key features of the language (a lot of them leave out lambdas
I remember being interested in Acornsof Lisp for the BBC Micro, but sadly
it was too expensive to be seriously considered(£80 iirc). I did manage to
get a hold of 'A little smalltalk' and the associated book later, but ended
up going down the Racket rabbit hole instead...
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019
Amusingly enough, I've spent a little time playing with a Lisp someone
ported to the 128K Color Computer 3.
It is very hard to do much of anything once the interpreter and library is
loaded in. To be honest I'm still impressed it runs at all. :D It's a
Last week on HN, a non-student was complaining about having to increase
DrRacket's memory limit 3 times while they were playing with it, so I
pointed out that DrRacket was designed for new students, and suggested
that maybe that memory limit was a good thing for new students.
One of frequent
On Fri, Sep 06, 2019 at 02:49:45PM +0100, Stephen De Gabrielle wrote:
> 128k ! I remember dreaming I had 128K when I was on a 16 K machine.
Well, that 128K was a big omprovement on the machine I *first* tried
implementing Lisp on -- an IBM 1620 with 40,000 decimal digits of
128k ! I remember dreaming I had 128K when I was on a 16 K machine.
Recently had to change my limit to 1024 MB...
On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 at 14:41, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> I just noticed DrRacket telling me
> Language: racket, with debugging ; memory limit: 128 MB
> immediatey reminding
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