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RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
Wed May 4 15:57:17 CDT 2016
From: Sean Conner
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 12:00 PM
> It was thus said that the Great Liam Proven once stated:
>> The way LispMs worked, AIUI, is that the machine language wasn't Lisp,
>> it was something far simpler, but designed to map onto Lisp concepts.
> The Lisp machines had tagged memory to help with the garbage collection
> and avoid wasting tons of memory. Yeah, it also had CPU instructions like
> CAR and CDR (even the IBM 704 had those ).
>  It's a joke. Look it up.
Of course it's a joke. LISP had CAR and CDR because of the 704, along with
CTR and CPR! (OK, tags and prefixes got dropped in later implementations on
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