Further nigling point -- did not ALGOL with recursion precede IPL? ALGOL also had array bound checking -- think of all the buffer overflow attacks that could have been prevented!
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
On Feb 17, 2011, at 12:37 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> 1. Just look at LISP, which contributed the if-then-else statement,Niggling historical point: IPL had recursion a couple of years before LISP.
> recursion, lambda expressions, metalanguage, garbage collection,
> the ability to write an interpreter or compiler of a language
> in itself, etc.
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