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Invention: Lisp Machine

Date:22 January, 2013

Description:
The Lisp Machine engineering started as research and was developed and studied by the artificial intelligent research. The standard platform for Lisp before Lisp machines was a PDP-10. However, it is known that a Lisp program could turn a KL-10 into unusable junk for everyone else. Lisp became technically able to be done to build cheaper hardware that would run lisp easier than on regular computers. The technological push was definitely from the top down; to run a big resource lisp program more cheaply. Lisp machines were for everyone to use. Some make life easier for programmers, because lisp would use whatever resources it had available. All codes on these systems are in Lisp simply because that was the easiest and the cheapest way to provide a system on this new hardware.

Bibliography:"A Brief History of Lisp Machines". Andromeda Software, Inc. Retrieved 24 January 2013 <
http://www.andromeda.com/people/ddyer/lisp/>.

"Slide Rule Planning Session at MIT." MIT Museum. February 5, 2013 <http://www.oughtred.org>


Inventor: LispWorks


Established:January 2005imgres.jpeg
Birth Place:Cambridge

Brief biography:This company sells other programs written in the Lisp language. Their main products are LispWorks and Liquid Common Lisp. LispWorks was made to carry on the work of Xanalys. Their main products are LispWorks and Liquid Common Lisp these are Lisp tools. The producers are Martin Simmons and Dave Fox. Both graduated from Cambridge.

Bibliography:LispWorks. "Company". Lispworks Company. Retrieved 24 January 2013 <
http://www.lispworks.com/company.html>.

"lispwork_logo.jpg". OOPSLA. February 5, 2013 <http://www.oopsla.org>
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