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Re: Lisp

From: Lars Brinkhoff
Subject: Re: Lisp
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 06:48:24 +0000
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Richard Stallman wrote:
>   > Emacs, Lisp, and the Lisp Machine all came from the MIT AI lab.  The
>   > predecessor to the lispm was Maclisp running on ITS, which also hosted
>   > the TECO editor used to build the first Emacs.
> That is mostly true but not 100%.  Lisp was invented in 1958, or close
> to that.  The AI lab and Project MAC were started in the 1960s.

That is true.  There was some kind of "AI group" started in the late 50s
By McCarthy and Minsky, but I don't know to which extent it was a formal
entity.  I wanted to simplify things by lumping this project together
with the formal AI lab.

But maybe we're getting off topic for this mailing list.

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