Peter Deutsch defined for a byte-coded instruction set for Interlisp, and implemented a microcoded emulator for the Xerox Alto, and then later to the microcoded machines developed by Xerox (originally for the Mesa and Cedar language/environments). These implementations (for machines whose code names started with D) were collectively known as Interlisp-D, and branded as the Xerox 1100 (Dolphin), 1108 (Dandelion), 1186 (Daybreak), and 1132 (Dorado) "AI Workstations".
The PDP-10 version became Interlisp-10; BBN had an internal project to build Interlisp-Jericho and there was a 1982 port to the VAX resulting in Interlisp-VAX.
In 1985-7, a team from Fuji Xerox developed a C implementation of the microcoded bytecode interpreter, and, together with Xerox AI Systems (XAIS) in Sunnyvale, California, completed the port of the environment and emulator to the Sun Microsystems SPARC 4 architecture. In 1987, XAIS was spun off into Envos Corporation, which almost immediately failed.
In 1992, an ACM Software System Award recognized the team of Daniel G. Bobrow, Richard R. Burton, L. Peter Deutsch, Ronald Kaplan, Larry Masinter, Warren Teitelman for their pioneering work on Interlisp.
Medley for DOS. (Venue object-oriented programming environment) (Microcomputers: Development Tools)(Brief Article) (Product Announcement)
Sep 01, 1993; An object-oriented programming environment from Venue, San Carlos, Calif., Medley for DOS supports development of Lisp...