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Re: Lisp

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Lisp
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:56:02 -0400

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  > Most probably for historical reasons. The time GNU was born, Lisp
  > Machines [5] were just the sexiest things around, and, although
  > proprietary, they embodied one of the core ideas of GNU, that is
  > that you can reach into every nook and cranny of your system at
  > any time and change it, ideally while it's running, and see the
  > effects immediately. You, the user, are at the same time the system
  > administrator and the programmer. You are the boss.

I was on the team that developed the Lisp Machine operating system,
but that is not why I love Lisp.  It's the other way around: I did
that because I love Lisp.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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