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LISP

since 1958 (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1970)

Lisp (or LISP) is a family of computer programming languages with a long history and a distinctive, fully parenthesized syntax. Originally specified in 1958, Lisp is the second-oldest high-level programming language in widespread use today; only Fortran is older. Like Fortran, Lisp has changed a great deal since its early days, and a number of dialects have existed over its history. Today, the most widely known general-purpose Lisp dialects are Common Lisp and Scheme.

Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, and the self-hosting compiler.

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1970
Only in one class. CDC6400 LISP, which differed from "normal" LISP 1.5 by having CSR in addition to CAR and CDR. And in other "delightful" ways.
1975–1976
1981–1987
franz lisp
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1983 Franz Lisp on a VAX. Emacs Lisp since 1997. Scheme from time to time.
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Learned it while in high school on the BBC micro
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Lots of Insane Stupid Parentheses indeed. I've made a few attempts at learning Lisp and its co-demon Prolog, but my mind just doesn't work that way.
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Started in uni, continued as emacs scripting. Don't use it much.
1992–
Does Emacs lisp count? That's what I've used more than anything else.
1992–1995
on and off
1993
Used it to do natural language processing for my grad school AI course. I liked it, but never got to use it again. I need to try Clojure one of these days.
1994
I initially had to learn this for a computational linguistics class. Never used it outside of that although have a new found appreciation for it now.
1995–
Learned it in my first Summer session in college. Loved it ever since.
1995–1996
Programacion Funcional
1996–
Well that's the future too, Paul Graham is in ?
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2002
Had to learn it for an exam at University (along with PROLOG and Ada). I failed the exam. The year after it was replaced by Python. I passed the exam. Good for configuring yer emacs, though.
2002–2003
Used for AI projects in college, loved it's elegance.
2002–
Ancient and crufty, full of antiquated names for things, and flippin' awesome. I came to Clojure via Lisp and then back to Lisp via Clojure. Feels appropriate somehow. I've also written a small Lisp interpreter which I believe is a rite of passage for any Lisper.
2003–
<3
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Started out with Scheme in college, continuing through the present with mostly Elisp.
2005
Read and typed just to become familiar, but I appreciate the 21st century, thanks.
2005
Played around with for fun but never created a real project with it.
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2006
The closest I've come to learning LISP is when I was inspired to read ANSI Common LISP (http://bit.ly/apzLR4) by Paul Graham (I think in 2006) after reading his essays.
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The most amazing language ever.
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Started to read lots of LISP and I'm in the process of learning all about it (and Clojure)
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Still learning this one but loads of fun so far.
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Still learning it. I find LISP fascinating, it teaches me to think better.
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Used ACL2
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school
First was learning it in high school on my own by books. Then was learning it in college for an AI class, again from books and manuals. Now studying Clojure.

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