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Re: using Lisp in astronomical data analysis
- To: info-mcl
- Subject: Re: using Lisp in astronomical data analysis
- From: email@example.com (Dave Seaman)
- Date: 10 Oct 92 16:46:27 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp.mcl
- Organization: Purdue University Computing Center
- References: <+0100> <9210091502.AA05607@st7.hq.eso.org> <9210091551.AA00750@glen-canyon-dam>
In article <9210091551.AA00750@glen-canyon-dam> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>Sadly the choice of programming language is more a matter of fashion than
>technical merits. I'm afraid lisp is perceived as the avant-garde fashion
>of the early eighties. Unfortunately it never made it out of the
>avant-garde and into the mainstream.
The eighties? Why the eighties? Lisp originated in the fifties, and was in
widespread use when I first encountered it in the early seventies.