I've seen a lot of people talking about LISP lately. I have no idea what the heck it is, but I was searching my hard drive for a User's Guide I wrote for GenX.NET, and I found this link. It's a LISP compiler right inside the .NET Framework 1.1 SDK. Look on your hard drive at this location:

c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\SDK\v1.1\Tool Developers Guide\Samples\clisp\clisp.htm

Maybe that will help some of you. I may be really dumb, and I really don;t have any clue what I'm talking about. But this seemed like it was what everyone was talking about.


  • yep thats it.

    a short info on LISP

    one of the "Classic" AI languages

    stands for LISt Processing

    AFAIK recall

    can be used for string processing problems.

    was used by a school to do an AI system

    where it built up a database of word-relations and english grammer / syntax.

    a program on PBS showed a sample of one production....

    it would ask a question each time it "thought" it found a valid statement.

    so it asked if this was true:

    a father is to a family as a dictator is to a small country?

    this was a ? it made based on it's data about the key words Father,Family,COuntry,Dictator

    not bad.... this was I think late 70's or early 80's so it took a day to process a few words and formulate a set of questions.

  • Lisp/Lisp machines seems to be where microsoft .net is taking the OS.

    They are even adding closures.

    I would personally like to see them or someone

    support lisp as a mainstream .net language.

  • Lisp is usually compiled when used for serious applications, not interpreted on a VM. It's therefore incorrect to call it an "interpreted language"

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