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This is a discussion on does Larry Wall knew lisp when perl was taking shape? - Perl ; in Wikipedia's perl article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl It is said that the design of perl is influenced by lisp. quote: “Influenced by AWK, BASIC, BASIC-PLUS, C, C++, Lisp, Pascal, sed, Unix shell”. Does anyone know any evidence, that Larry Wall (the creator ...

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does Larry Wall knew lisp when perl was taking shape?

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    in Wikipedia's perl article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl

    It is said that the design of perl is influenced by lisp.
    quote:
    “Influenced by AWK, BASIC, BASIC-PLUS, C, C++, Lisp, Pascal, sed, Unix
    shell”.

    Does anyone know any evidence, that Larry Wall (the creator of Perl)
    knew any lisp before release of perl 4 (1991-1994)?

    Xah
    http://xahlee.org/



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    xahlee@gmail.com wrote:
    > in Wikipedia's perl article:
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl
    >
    > It is said that the design of perl is influenced by lisp.
    > quote:
    > Influenced by AWK, BASIC, BASIC-PLUS, C, C++, Lisp, Pascal, sed, Unix
    > shell.
    >
    > Does anyone know any evidence, that Larry Wall (the creator of Perl)
    > knew any lisp before release of perl 4 (1991-1994)?


    There's strong evidence:
    http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2007/12/06/soto-11.html

    [Larry says:]
    ...
    For good or ill, when I went off to grad school, I studied
    linguistics, so the only computer language I used there was
    LISP. It was my own personal McCarthy era.

    Is LISP a candidate for a scripting language? While you can
    certainly write things rapidly in it, I cannot in good
    conscience call LISP a scripting language. By policy, LISP
    has never really catered to mere mortals.

    And, of course, mere mortals have never really forgiven
    LISP for not catering to them.
    ...


    ==> f'up c.l.p.m

    Regards

    M.

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