Re: Lisp, the secret weapon.

From: Joseph S. Barrera III (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 20:16:14 PDT

Also sprach Eirikur Hallgrimsson:
> (VMS discussion)
> For reasons unknown to me, and just before my arrival at DEC, the decision
> was made to give the VAX operating system project to the process-control
> (RSX) group rather than the time-sharing OS (RSTS/E) group. In my opinion,
> DEC spent about five years recovering from that and adding features needed
> for timesharing environments. It was certainly about three years (VMS V3.0)
> before I was comfortable using it.

Ah, yes. History would have been rather different. No David Cutler VMS,
and thus likely no David Cutler NT. Who knows, maybe Windows NT would
have ended up a lot more like Unix...

- Joe

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