Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Aug 2013 17:58 UTC
Apple

The Hacker School space has an old Apple //e sitting around.

Due to the fact that we are hackers, my friend Martin Törnwall and I decided to turn it into a lisp machine.

Quite cool.

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RE: Comment by jockm
by Jokel on Tue 13th Aug 2013 06:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by jockm"
Jokel
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2006-06-01

Hmm... well I can remember working with Acornsoft LISP on the (8 bit 6502) BBC-B computer. That was around 1982.

Look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acornsoft_LISP

If I remember correctly the "dialect" was a MACLISP that closely resembled the version described in the book "LISP" from P.H.Winston and K.P.Horn. It had no floating point operations at early stage (only integers), but that was added later on.

As the BBC-B was meant to be a educational computer, there where a lot of languages available (LISP, BCPL, C, Pascal, Forth etc.) besides the (for that time) excellent BBC-BASIC that had integrated machine code options and procedure and functions possibilities to avoid the dreadful GOTO statement.

Edited 2013-08-13 06:09 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by jockm
by Laurence on Tue 13th Aug 2013 10:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by jockm"
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2007-03-26

As the BBC-B was meant to be a educational computer, there where a lot of languages available (LISP, BCPL, C, Pascal, Forth etc.)

Logo, Prolog, COBOL and while not a language, the BBC Micro even had a pretty decent (for the time) speech synthesis routine built into later models.

It was truly an awesome and versatile beast - the Raspberry Pi of it's era.

Edited 2013-08-13 10:54 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by jockm
by MOS6510 on Tue 13th Aug 2013 11:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jockm"
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2011-05-12

I guess a lot of 8 bit home computers would fit that description. Even the early ones like the VIC-20 and ZX81.

My Acorn Electron was returned to one of its previous owners. It was rather cool, but he got it from his dad and his dad is dead so I gave it back.

It's sad that market is gone.

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