[Openmcl-devel] John McCarthy passed away

Tom Emerson tremerson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 14:21:07 UTC 2011


April 1960 issue of the Communications of the ACM, Volume 3 Issue 4.




On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Thibault Langlois <tl at di.fc.ul.pt> wrote:

> *What is the publication date of this paper ?
> *
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Glen Foy <lisp at clairvaux.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> "We shall first define a class of symbolic expressions in terms of ordered
>> pairs and lists.  Then we shall define five elementary functions and
>> predicates, and build from them by composition, conditional expressions, and
>> recursive definitions an extensive class of functions of which we shall give
>> a number of examples.  We shall then show how these functions themselves can
>> be expressed as symbolic expressions, and we shall define a universal
>> function *apply* that allows us to compute from the expression for a
>> given function its value for given arguments."
>>
>> John McCarthy
>> Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions
>> and their Computation by Machine, Part I
>>
>>
>> On Oct 25, 2011, at 9:09 AM, Paul Krueger wrote:
>>
>> For anyone who hasn't heard ...
>>
>>
>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20125026-92/john-mccarthy-creator-of-lisp-programming-language-dies/
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> Thibault Langlois
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> PS: esta mensagem está escrita em Português antigo.
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