Bobbing for Kernels

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About

I am kbob.  This is my ‘blog.

I can’t compartment my life.  You’ll find all my interests mixed together here.  But the biggest theme is software.

By day, I’m a software engineer.  I’ve worked at Apple, Silicon Graphics, and TiVo.  But my favorite was my 1985-92 stint at Convex Computer.

4 Responses to “About”

  1. Manuel Simoni said

    Hi, just saw your post on how a Scheme “should” be written. I’m on a similar quest. 😉

    The results I have so far are
    http://github.com/manuel/cyberlisp (Lisp->JS compiler)
    and
    http://github.com/manuel/ell (Lisp->C compiler)

    Both languages implement a very small set of primitives in the host languages, and from there the Lisp bootstraps itself using macros.

    The process is similar in both:
    https://github.com/manuel/cyberlisp/blob/master/lisp/boot.lisp
    https://github.com/manuel/ell/blob/master/lisp-bootstrap.lisp

    All you need in the core are some basics (DEFINE, SET!, DEFINE-SYNTAX, QUASIQUOTE, …).

    I *love* to chat about this stuff, so feel free to contact me!

    Best regards,
    Manuel

  2. Hmmm… Certain things about this site are oddly familiar. Bob, did you happen to work at an odd little place called Zehntel prior to Convex?

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