Computer Language - LISP
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This package contains the LISP system on disk, and a LISP glossary. Acornsoft LISP for the BBC Microcomputer consists of 5.5K of machine code interpreter, plus 3K of initialised LISP workspace containing utilities and constants which can be deleted to make extra space if not required.
LISP is the fundamental language of artificial intelligence research and provides more flexibility in data and control structures than traditional languages. LISP is easy to learn, and is widely-used for writing substantial and sophisticated programs, with practical applications including design of education systems and medical research.
The system features a number of extensions to basic LISP including PEEK, POKE, CALL, and VDU, to provide easy interface with the BBC Microcomputer MOS and machine-code programs, improved interactive control structures using LOOP, WHILE, and UNTIL functions.
The manual LISP on the BBC Microcomputer is a complete guide to Acornsoft LISP, and is available separately. The manual includes a section on programming for the complete beginner, and contains useful program examples including one which works out the best route between two towns on a map.
Kindly donated by Gary Stephenson.
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