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Guy Steele Interviews John McCarthy, Father of Lisp

Interview with John McCarthy Follow 1 Followers on  May 01, 2009 9

In this phone interview that took place in front of an audience at OOPSLA 2008, Guy Steele spins a yarn with John McCarthy, the father of Lisp, attempting to find out some details surrounding the language inception in the 50’ and its later evolution.

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John McCarthy on Elephant 2000, Lisp, Ruby and the Computer Industry

Interview with John McCarthy Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 14, 2008

In this interview, John McCarthy presents his latest programming language ideas; Elephant 2000. He describes elephant memory, references to the past and to the future and how speach acts can be used in programming. He also presents his view on Lisp's influences on Ruby and his view of the history and current state of the computer industry.

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