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Lisp is an open source programming language created in 1958 by John McCarthy.

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Lisp (historically, LISP) is a family of computer programming languages with a long history and a distinctive, fully parenthesized prefix notation. Originally specified in 1958, Lisp is the second-oldest high-level programming language in widespread use today. Only Fortran is older, by one year. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from hello-world:
; LISP (DEFUN hello () (PRINT (LIST 'HELLO 'WORLD)) ) (hello)
Example from Wikipedia:
(defun -reverse (list) (let ((return-value '())) (dolist (e list) (push e return-value)) return-value))

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Print() Debugging PRINT
Homoiconicity
Garbage Collection
Lispy
Case Insensitive Identifiers X

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