Linked by Alexandru Lazar on Mon 5th Jan 2009 19:13 UTC
General Development In the age of dynamic languages and closures, most of you have probably heard of a mighty dragon called Lisp (which stands for LISt Processing), whose fans look almost with despise at other languages rediscovering it. Invented half a century ago, Lisp went on to become a de facto standard in the world of AI research, and has stood behind a handful of very neat inventions in the 1980s. Nevertheless, the long AI winter and the drift of technology towards other paradigms have almost lead to forgetting Lisp alltogether; IT has only recently started to rediscover parts of what made Lisp so cool back then.
Permalink for comment 342426
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
LISP
by JLF65 on Tue 6th Jan 2009 02:54 UTC
JLF65
Member since:
2005-07-06

As most students of LISP will tell you, LISP does NOT stand for LISt Processing. It stands for Lots of Idiotic Stupid Parenthesis. ;)

Reply Score: 2