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on lisp and pseudocode

2010/11/27

Remember that it is written in “The Roots of Lisp” that:

If you want a language for describing algorithms, you might want something more abstract, and that was one of McCarthy’s aims in defining Lisp.

It was only after Steve Russell programmed eval (in machine code) that Lisp became a tool for the keyboard rather than a tool for pen and paper.

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