MacLisp

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MacLisp is a dialect of the Lisp programming language. It originated at MIT's Project MAC in the late 1960s and based on Lisp 1.5. MacLisp initially ran on DEC PDP-10 computers, was used to implement the Macsyma symbolic algebra program, and was in widespread use in the artificial intelligence research community through the early 1980s.

Lisp Machine Lisp is a direct descendant of MacLisp. MacLisp has been very influential, but it is not maintained anymore.

MacLisp was named for Project MAC, and is unrelated to Apple's Macintosh ("Mac") computer, which it predated by many years. The Lisp systems for the Macintosh, MCL and OpenMCL, are only very distant relatives.

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