freebsd layered with chez-scheme

Dave Cottlehuber dch at
Wed Oct 24 13:06:44 UTC 2018

On Tue, 23 Oct 2018, at 08:04, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> would my understanding of systems (as below) be right?
> there's the freebsd kernel which is layered upon with the libc
> and other supporting libraries like libm.
> this combination is layered upon with the userland with code
> in place to provide security?
> given the above, would i be right in assuming that a similar
> setup can be used, say with something like chez-scheme to
> provide the userland?
> so essentially, the kernel would be layered with the libraries,
> which would support chez-scheme running in multi-threaded mode.
> then the rest of the userland would be a set of scheme programs.
> obviously, that would not be unix due to it's non-posix nature
> as well as difference in philosophy, but it could be the start
> of something new.
> ~mayuresh

Hi Mayuresh,

Although not exactly what you had in mind, this reminds me of rump kernels:

I've not heard of a scheme-flavoured variant yet though, but ling should give you an idea of what people
have tried.


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