Mu: A minimal hobbyist computing stack
" _It is far better to have an under-featured product that is rock solid,
fast, and small than one that covers what an expert would consider the
complete requirements. "_
-- [Richard Gabriel, "Worse is
Better"](https://www.dreamsongs.com/Files/PatternsOfSoftware.pdf) (pg 219)
Over the past year I've been working on a minimal-dependency hobbyist
computing stack (everything above the processor and...
Mu: Sketching out a minimal system programming language
[In the previous post](/post/mu-2019-1), I described what my new hobbyist
computing stack looks like today, and how the design decisions seemed to
accumulate inevitably from a small set of axiomatic goals. In this post I
describe some (far more speculative) future plans for Mu and try to articulate
how the design process continues to seem pre-ordained.
(Many of the sections below ...
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