Re: A Simple Notation
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 05:04:41 GMT
"paul c" <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac> wrote in message
> David Cressey wrote:
> > Lisp is my favorite language that I'm not proficient in. But I
> > the data structures of Lisp better than those of many other languages.
> > That's only because there is so little to understand and so much value
> > understanding it!
> I think the writing in the Sussman et al SICP might reflect that
If I think a little like Sussman, it's not entirely accidental. I
collaborated with Sussman and three others in the development of MDL, the
programming language, back in 1971. While I never became a truly
proficient MDL programmer, I did write a prototype dynamic loader for MDL
in MDL. It only took about 2 pages of code.
My role in MDL would have given me an understanding of the data structures
more than of the workings of the rest of the language.
My role in MDL would have given me an understanding of the data structures more than of the workings of the rest of the language.Received on Sat Jul 07 2007 - 07:04:41 CEST