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Re: using Lisp in astronomical data analysis

In article <9210091551.AA00750@glen-canyon-dam> pab%glen-canyon-dam@lucid.com 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.

Dave Seaman