Array programming is a lost art
-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:58 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Texas Instruments MicroExplorer
> On Aug 7, 2010, at 10:29 PM, Jim Scheef wrote:
> > Jeff,
> > VCF East has had exhibits of Macs and OS/2. The key to exhibiting a
LISP machine is to make it do something. While LISP was known as the
language of artificial intelligence, it is also the language of EMACS
because Richard Stallman liked it. LISP stands for list processor, so
that's what it does best. I have no idea how one would demonstrate that.
> > Jim
> I'm pretty sure that acronym is not correct. LISP:
> Lots of
> Seriously, it seems like 30% of a LISP program consisted of parenthesis.
> I seem to remember that Eliza was written in LISP because it was perfect
for picking apart English sentences and reordering/substituting words.
Somewhere I probably still have a LISP book or two from when I was playing