The SCHEME-79 Chip

A Scheme/Lisp computer with structured memory and hardware garbage-collection... implemented in Lisp.

The hardware was designed in Lisp with a custom "graphics library" that defines logical components as functions that output simple geometric definitions of the silicon.

The interpreter and garbage collector are also written in Lisp and compiled into a number of small lookup tables that are also compiled directly into "artwork" (semiconductor masks)


sorry for the lack of image captions, it's all phone screenshots of this copied and scanned 1979 paper and there was no OCR on it.

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