[chbot] microcontrollers

Charles Manning manningc2 at actrix.gen.nz
Tue May 26 00:34:04 BST 2009

On Tuesday 26 May 2009 00:11:03 Paul Davey wrote:
> Does anyone know of any microcontrollers that are designed to run lisp?
> Through microcode or something?

LISP hardware pretty much died out in the 1970s/80s. Pretty much everything 
available these days is just a LISP interpreter, written in C or assembler or 
similar,  running on top of conventional silicon.

There are quite a few small micros that are capable of running a LISP virtual 
machine, but many of these are "theoretical" rather than practical and just 
don't have enough memory to support more than a few lines of code.

What are you trying to achieve here?

-- CHarles

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