Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 12:50 UTC, submitted by JAlexoid
General Development The news already hit HackerNews late last night, but at that time there was no confirmation so I decided to wait until we knew for sure. Well, after Dennis Ritchie and Steve Jobs, the technology world lost another great mind yesterday. Stanford has confirmed that John McCarthy, the creator of LISP and the father of artificial intelligence, has passed away, age 84.
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Oddly enough
by BeamishBoy on Tue 25th Oct 2011 13:38 UTC
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I've only recently started learning Lisp. (This is by virtue of spending hours each day coding Scala, and all of the available Scala IDE plugins being terrible; Emacs + Yasnippet + Ensime, however, rocks.)

What a wonderful, wonderful language Lisp is. Years ahead of its time and a joy to work with.

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