Subject: Re: Java vs lisp (was: Re: Prolog vs. Lisp)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/04/10
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* James F'jord Lynn
| The point is that LISP (original LISP now) was designed for one thing: AI.

John McCarthy, et al: LISP 1.5 Programmer's Manual starts:

"The LISP language is designed primarily for symbolic data processing.
It has been used for symbolic calculations in differential and integral
calculus, electrical circuit theory, mathematical logic, game playing,
and other fields of artificial intelligence."

"LISP is a formal mathematical language. ..."

just thought I'd make an effort to put the record straight.

I'm no longer young enough to know everything.