Programming Languages (CS302 2007S)

Class 15: The Design of LISP

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Held: Friday, February 23, 2007

Summary: Today we consider McCarthy's groundbreaking 1960 paper, Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine, Part I, particularly the S-expressions and the eval function.

Related Pages:




S-things and M-things

The eval Function

Other Topics

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