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Re: What if Lisp was invented by the Japanese?

From a programming perspective this is just switching to postfix. Postfix is brilliant at cleanly expressing an algorithin and is very easy to parse and process. It also removes any requirment for parentheses.

(((4 5 +) 3 *) print)


45+ 3* print

The original infix version of this would be:

print ( ( 4+5 ) *3 )

As pointed out by previous commenter postfix was the syntax used by Forth although what really distinguished Forth was that it was primarily a stack machine and a threaded interpreter (whole other topics). Using a stack machine to proces postfix expressions is simple and efficent.


Re: What if Lisp was invented by the Japanese?

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