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Re: Lisp

From: Mingde (Matthew) Zeng
Subject: Re: Lisp
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:03:47 -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.

So, why did you love Lisp in the first place? ;-)

Mingde (Matthew) Zeng

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