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Influential dialect of Lisp.  Developed at Project MAC, initially for the [[PDP-6]] and [[PDP-10]]s running [[ITS]].  Later ported to [[TOPS-10]], [[WAITS]], [[TOPS-20]], and [[Multics]].
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Influential dialect of [[LISP]].  Developed initially as the standalone ''[[PDP-6]] LISP'' at Project MAC, then moved to [[ITS]] and renamed ''MACLISP'' somewhere along the way.  Later ported to [[TOPS-10]], [[WAITS]], [[TOPS-20]], and [[Multics]].
  
Descendants include Lisp Machine Lisp, Common Lisp, and [[Emacs]] Lisp.
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The MACLISP application [[Macsyma]] was so important a consortium was formed to buy a [[KL10]] to run it.  When the aging [[PDP-10]] hardware was falling behind, new MACLISP-compatible implementations were written and Macsyma was brought up on those.
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Descendants include Lisp Machine Lisp, NIL, Franz Lisp, Common Lisp, and [[Emacs]] Lisp.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:34, 25 August 2021

Influential dialect of LISP. Developed initially as the standalone PDP-6 LISP at Project MAC, then moved to ITS and renamed MACLISP somewhere along the way. Later ported to TOPS-10, WAITS, TOPS-20, and Multics.

The MACLISP application Macsyma was so important a consortium was formed to buy a KL10 to run it. When the aging PDP-10 hardware was falling behind, new MACLISP-compatible implementations were written and Macsyma was brought up on those.

Descendants include Lisp Machine Lisp, NIL, Franz Lisp, Common Lisp, and Emacs Lisp.