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Re: [ontolog-forum] IBM Watson's Final Jeopardy error "explanation"

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From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:55:05 -0500
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Hi Chris

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!

                       -- Adrian

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 17, 2011, at 12:37 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> ...
>  1. Just look at LISP, which contributed the if-then-else statement,
>     recursion, lambda expressions, metalanguage, garbage collection,
>     the ability to write an interpreter or compiler of a language
>     in itself, etc.

Niggling historical point: IPL had recursion a couple of years before LISP.


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