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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0/NSPR
Date Sun, 13 Sep 1998 13:31:05 GMT
> Jim Jagielski writes:
> >Not that it would be a good language for Apache, but who here
> >remembers Forth ?
> I think these days it's more often called  Open Firmware, but
> it doesn't have a GC.  Postscript does and L* did and they
> share that delightful two stack (operand/execution) abstraction.

Ohh... I thought that OpenFirmware _used_ Forth (actually ANS Forth)
but didn't actually _define_ the language.

> Possibly the most elegant web client/server code I've read and used is
> CL-HTTP in pure unrelenting Common Lisp.  Reading it requires a
> graduate level comfort with common lisp and it uses most everything in
> the 1000 page book, but it doesn't use the GC.
> Personally I find even the idea of adding pfree to the pool
> abstraction distasteful.

I do too, but I don't feel qualified say exactly why :)

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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