Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Father of Lisp and AI John McCarthy

Among developers, McCarthy may be best known as the inventor of Lisp, which he devised in 1958 while at MIT and published in the seminal work "Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine, Part I.” Lisp was originally developed for AI applications, but was quickly adopted by the industry, gained enormous popularity among developers, and is still in use today as part of Common Lisp and Scheme.
by Iain Thomson (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/24/father_lisp_ai_john_mccarthy_dies/)