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Are any Interlisp-D machine docs online?
> I think the old Interlisp-D machines had a good compromise on this. There
> was an image (a "SYSOUT") model but, at any time, you could run the
> and it would prompt you for where to put functions, variables, etc.
> (i.e. which
> files to put them in...). It would then pretty print all the elements out
> to the specified files (even dealing with circular references via the
> section :-).
> The two systems worked quite well together. You'd work in your image,
> saving a SYSOUT every now and then and when you reached some kind of
> point you'd run MAKEFILES.
> BTW: It also used a syntax tree editor. DEDIT (later replaced by SEDIT
> I never got around to using much) had you manipulate list structure with
> the mouse. I liked it a lot.
> This was all 15-20 years ago now. It's nice to see that we've come so
> far :-)
Are there any manuals or collections of screen shots from the Interlisp-d machines and their development environment that have been scanned in and mounted on the web?
Even better would be to find a legally sanctioned emulator that doesn't require hunting down physical memory units from the original hardware.
In any case, I'd like to learn more about this vintage technology and have only seen tantalizing tid bits in contemporary Literature!
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