Kyle Rawlins wrote:
> 
> I had Robin Popplestone, the creator of POP-1, for my "programming
> paradigms" class.  While we didn't actually use POP-11, we did have to
> use poplog/VED since the Scheme implementation was "UMass scheme",
> written by Popplestone (as I recall), in poplog with VED as the
> development environment/interpreter.  I also took the honors section
> where we did prolog and ML using, once again, the poplog environment.
> That was an experience.  Though it seems to me I may have used SML for
> most of my actual work, just making sure the code ran in ved.
> 
> I have to say, poplog taken as a whole is already pretty emacs-like,
> short of not implementing emacs lisp.  It already has common lisp and
> CLOS built in I think, which is probably better anyways.  He
> had built an entire automated grading system for the class into it, plus
> a whole bunch of other things.  I recall towards the end of the semester
> he was working on building some native widgets for VED so it wouldn't
> have to use motif.  Interesting class, interesting professor.  Too bad
> that he's retired now.
> 
> Anyways, sorry for rambling - you just brought back memories.
> 

Actually, I'd like to thank you for sharing these memories with us.

-- 
Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

Axiom I of the Giuseppe Bilotta
theory of IT:
Anything is better than MS