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Language peer sets for DELISA:
United States
United States/1975
Designed 1975
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War
String and List Processing
String and List Processing/1975
String and List Processing/us

DELISA(ID:3981/del007)

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Country: United States
Designed 1975
Sammet category: String and List Processing


for Delaware Extensible Lisp in the Style of APL

Extensible Lisp 1.5 developed at University of Delaware 1972-3, featuring the ability to remap nealry all symbols.


Related languages
APL DELISA   Strong Incorporated some features of
LISP 1.5 DELISA   Extension to

References:
  • Fisher, D. (1972) Fisher, D. A., Leathrum, J. P., and Luskin M. A List Processing System for the B6700. Burroughs Corporation TR-72-7). August, 1972
  • Fisher, D. (1972) Fisher, D. A., Leathrum, J. P., and Luskin M. A List Processing System for the B6700. Department of Statistics and Computer Science Technical Memorandum 9(2) University of Delaware. 1972
  • Clark, R. O. (1973) Clark, R. O. "Environmental primitives for programming languages" pp22-23 Abstract Online copy Extract: General Approach
          in [SIGPLAN] (1973) SIGPLAN Notices 8(06) June 1973 SPECIAL ISSUE: Abstracts in programming language-related research
  • Clark, R. O., Hale, H. and Leathrum, J. P. (1973) Clark, R. O., Hale, H. and Leathrum, J. P. "A Brief User's Guide to DELISA." Department of Statistics and Computer Sciences Technical Memorandum 9(1) University of Delaware.
          in [SIGPLAN] (1973) SIGPLAN Notices 8(06) June 1973 SPECIAL ISSUE: Abstracts in programming language-related research
  • Clark, R. O., Hale, H. and Leathrum, J. P. (1973) Clark, R. O., Hale, H. and Leathrum, J. P. "Programming Manual for the DELISA Language." Department of Statistics and Computer Science Technical Memorandum 9(5) University of Delaware.
          in [SIGPLAN] (1973) SIGPLAN Notices 8(06) June 1973 SPECIAL ISSUE: Abstracts in programming language-related research
  • Clark, DL (1976) Clark, DL "A set of PL/I functions for the primitives in DELISA" University of Delaware, 1976
          in [SIGPLAN] (1973) SIGPLAN Notices 8(06) June 1973 SPECIAL ISSUE: Abstracts in programming language-related research
    Resources
    • Clark's memories of DSAA: Project DELTA
      "He seemed to spend a lot of time with
      DELISA-Delaware's Extensible Lisp."
    • From Deltoids mailing list
      I don't think I ever used DELISA, but I thought that the acronym stood for
      "DElaware's Lisp In the Style of Apl"... maybe it was really "Delaware's
      Extensible Lisp In the Style of Apl".

      We had an IBM 2741-type terminal or perhaps two in the EE Department which
      were useful for (IIRC) DELISA and of course for APL, which in turn was useful
      for engineering math, hardware description & simulation (a bus is a vector of
      bits and APL is good at doing things with arrays... there was at least 1
      digital systems design textbook which used it, but I think that this
      bookreferred to APL as AHPL: A Hardware Programming Language), and matrix
      inversions (especially when the computer center was running performance
      benchmarks... there was an on-going political battle between the computer
      center which wanted to control all computers on campus and the EE Department
      which wanted to have its own computers... the PDP-8/e was officially ordered
      as a set of spare parts for the PDP-8 to get it past the committee which had
      to approve all computer purchases).

      People would often borrow the normal type ball from the secretary's IBM
      Selectric typewriter to replace the special APL type ball and use the
      terminals for printing documents.

      RSTS might not have had support for these terminals early on.  To start with,
      they were 134.5 baud...

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