On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 5:10 AM, Malcolm Reynolds <malcolm.reynolds@gmail.com> wrote:
> As for now I am not sure about starting this writing. It seems that I will
> get no readers :) Maybe there are some Python docs which are missing by me,
> so there is no necessity in new papers?
> Roman

I would definitely read this. I would love to be in a position to
contribute code to SBCL but as it is my understanding of Lisp is
probably too basic for me to get much out of just reading through the
compiler code myself - a guide like the one you suggest would help
people like me greatly.


As someone who tried once-upon-a-time to hack SBCL internals and failed epicly, I think this sort of thing would be very helpful. I have a much better understanding of Lisp now, and a better understanding of compilers in general (I'm writing a toy C compiler at the moment), but SBCL internals are still mostly a mystery to me.

Elliott Slaughter

"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay