A paper by Guy Steele jr. and Richard P. Gabriel describing the different lisp dialects between and including McCarthy's Lisp 1.5 from 1960 and Common Lisp of today. It shows in 109 pages how the design choices, the underlying hardware, the purpose of the dialects and the competition influenced each other over the years and it gives a nice insight in how Common Lisp became what it is.
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Ties, maybe you could submit this as a 'link to a web page' instead of 'an HTML text', because we don't have a pointer to the paper now.
Thanks, Arthur Lemmens.
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