September 22, 2002
By the time MIX was unleashed on the world (and TACOP was published) in 1968, lisp was already older than java is today.
So I guess it was about time the two meet, via Lorance Stinson's CLMIX.
It's less like two retirement home veterans reminiscing over old times than like two Highlander immortals coming face to face (minus the decapitation). Actually, now that Knuth is switching to MMIX, we can see MIX more clearly now for the 35-year old flash in the pan that it was.
Posted by jjwiseman at September 22, 2002 11:03 AM
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks of Mexican food when they think of Donald Knuth's life's work =].
What would be cool now is for someone to write a Common Lisp in MIX, so that I could run CL on MIX running on CL. You know, because I want to. I can already run Linux on Windows on Linux with Vmware on the OS front, so this must be the next logical step.
Not as bad as the guy on IRC who was having trouble running wine in linux in vmware in windows because he wanted to create a .exe of a perl script. :)