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September 19, 2011

…and the rest, as they say, is history – part 1

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1316476779 ) Play

Loooong question with much editorializing shall ensue:

A was invented by B at MIT in 1958.  One interesting, almost core, feature of A, is its intensely recursive nature. This recursion was to such an extreme that a complete interpreter for A was written in A in “about a page” of code!

Fast forward to 1972. The setting is, of course, Xerox PARC. C and ‘Dan’ were in discussion about powerful programming languages. C, inspired by the one-page nature of A, claimed that he could define the “most powerful language in the world” in a page of code. ‘Dan’ bet him on it, and C eventually did come up with the language D.

Laaate post is continued in the next one.

Identify A, B and C for 1 point.

Cracked by: username , Rogi , Rahulk , rickde , Manish Achuth , pavan , badideabear , shrik , Aparna , Bharath , Dibyo , Aditya S , raklodramA , Jayaprakash B R , Puja Khemka , Sumanth Patlolla , Ananth , Raghuvansh , Thejas V R , Logik , jowens , Shwetha Maiya , Amarendra Kumar , mankuTimma , Amit , Basab , vishwanath and Mayukh Bose

Answer:
Quoting Logik
A – Lisp ( hence the Greenspun’s Tenth Rule )
B – John McCarthy
C – Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls
D – Smalltalk

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31 Responses to “…and the rest, as they say, is history – part 1”

  1. username
    3
    3
    1

    A = Lisp
    B = John McCarthy
    C = Alan Kay
    D = Smalltalk


  2. Rogi
    48
    10
    5

    A=LISP
    B=John McCarthy
    C=Alan Kaye


  3. Rahulk
    2
    5

    A – Lisp
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay
    D – Smalltalk


  4. rickde
    4
    3
    3

    A: LISP
    B: John McCarthy
    C: Alan Kay
    D: Smalltalk


  5. Manish Achuth
    16
    9
    8

    A – LISP
    B – John Mccarthy
    C – Smalltalk


  6. Manish Achuth
    16
    9
    8

    A – LISP
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay


  7. pavan

    A-LISP
    B-John Mcarthy
    C-Alan Kay
    D-Small Talk
    E-SIMULA
    F-OBJECT ORIENTED


  8. badideabear
    5
    1
    1

    A: Lisp
    B: John McCarthy
    C: Alan Kay


  9. shrik
    10
    7
    9

    A: Lisp
    B: John McCarthy
    C: Alan Kay
    D: Smalltalk


  10. Aparna
    1

    A is Lisp, B is John McCarthy, C is Alan Kay


  11. Bharath
    4
    2
    4

    A-LISP
    B-John McCarthy
    C- Alan Kay


  12. Dibyo
    11
    14
    10

    a: lisp
    b: john mccarthy
    c: alan kay


  13. Aditya S

    A – LISP
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay
    D – Smalltalk


  14. A- LISP
    B- John McCarthy
    C- Alan Kay
    D- Smalltalk
    E- Simula
    F- object-oriented programming


  15. A: LISP
    B: John McCarthy
    C: Alan Kay
    D: Small Talk


  16. Puja Khemka

    A – Lisp

    B – John McCarthy

    C – Alan Kay


  17. Sumanth Patlolla
    27
    8
    7

    A – Lisp
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay


  18. Ananth
    4
    5
    9

    A : Lisp
    B: John McCarthy
    C: Alan Kay


  19. Raghuvansh
    1
    9
    4

    A: LISP
    B: John McCarthy
    C: Alan Kay


  20. A – LISP
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay


  21. Logik
    1
    5
    3

    A – Lisp ( hence the Greenspun’s Tenth Rule )
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls
    D – Smalltalk


  22. jowens
    13
    2

    Lisp, John McCarthy, Alan Kay, Smalltalk


  23. Shwetha Maiya
    1
    1

    A – Lisp
    B – John Mccarthy
    C – Alan Kay.


  24. Amarendra Kumar
    1

    A – LISP
    B – John Macarthy
    C – Alan Kay
    D – Small Talk


  25. mankuTimma
    1

    A – Lisp
    B – John McCarthy
    C – Alan Kay


  26. Let’s see – A should be LISP, invented by B (John McCarthy)
    D then should be SmallTalk, and C would then be Alan Kay working with Dan Ingalls at Xerox.


  27. Basab

    LISP
    John McCarthy
    Peter Deutsch


  28. Basab

    Lisp
    John McCarthy
    Bill Joy


  29. vishwanath

    A-LISP
    B-John mccarthy
    C-dennis ritchie


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  31. Mayukh Bose
    1
    2
    2

    A = LISP
    B = “Uncle” John McCarthy
    C = Alan Kay
    D = Smalltalk


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