Early Programming Books

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Tue Jun 22 16:43:59 CDT 2021

On 2021-06-22 3:10 p.m., r.stricklin via cctech wrote:
>> On Jun 22, 2021, at 12:40 PM, ben via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Lisp is evaluated, not compiled from what little I have read.
>> If I could read the papers (for free) I could know more.
> So… have I got this right?
> 1. You admit directly you have only a little knowledge on the topic.
> 2. You choose to stand by your uninformed opinion (and dig your heels in deeper, even) instead of accepting information from somebody with more knowledge and/or direct experience, or taking the initiative to learn more about it yourself, before spouting off about it on a public mailing list.
> Jesus take the wheel.
> ok
> bear.
Reading a book on Lisp, 40 years ago is not being up to date on the 
topic.It mostly covered the eval loop, and how Lisp can be written
in Lisp. When Lisp gets better keywords like HEAD and TAIL I might
want to use it, if I had need for it.
Right now I am looking at META-COMPILERS, not some thing new
because I need a bootstrap language for a single accumulator
machine with modest memory usage.
1965 to 1985 generated most of the new computing languages,operating
systems and ideas. Sadly most of it seems lost source code wise.

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