Sunday, June 10, 2007

Time for a Short One

Lisp may stand for List Processing, but it's really tree processing

(http://www.defmacro.org/ramblings/lisp.html)

Something tells me that a language called "Treep" would get even less traction than a language called "Lisp".

2 comments:

bogomipz said...

That's just because once you put lists inside your list, you've got a tree. You could also go the other way and say that Lisp is really about "cons cell processing"..

Jeff said...

Indeed. Thanks for stopping by.