Lisp 1.5 programmer's manual at: http://green.iis.nsk.su/~vp/doc/lisp1.5/mccarthy.html

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gilbert

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Jan 7, 2003, 9:46:06 PM1/7/03
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Kenny Tilton

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Jan 7, 2003, 10:15:29 PM1/7/03
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gilbert wrote:
> http://green.iis.nsk.su/~vp/doc/lisp1.5/mccarthy.html

cool. speaking of punch cards:

"The reading of doublets is normally terminated by the word STOP. If
parentheses do not count out, STOP will appear to be inside an
S-expression and will not be recognized as such. To prevent reading from
continuing indefinitely, each packet should end with STOP followed by a
large number of right parentheses. An unpaired right parenthesis will
cause a read error and terminate reading. "

thems were the days.

:)

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