- Oct 29, 2011At 01:41 AM 10/29/2011, you wrote:
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:From the dankest corner of my programming language reference books ...
> > Apparently John McCarthy just died. He is one of the pioneers of
> artificial intelligence /LISP
>Perhaps I need to poke bookmarks in the books as I browse them for
>the MARCH library. "Programming Languages: Design and
>Implementation" page 417. Chapter 14: LISP 1.5
>"the LISP language was first designed and implemented by John
>McCarthy and a group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology around 1960"
"The Programming Language LISP: Its Operation and Applications by
Edmund Berkeley, Paul Abrahams (and many others). This is a book
edited by Berkeley and Abrahams, useful articles, etc. In the book
there are references to McCarthy and others' book LISP 1.5
Programmer's Manual. Does MARCH have a copy of that? It would be
worth looking for this, put on display near the PDP 8.
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