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Language peer sets for *LISP:
United States
United States/1985
Designed 1985
1980s languages
Fifth generation
Late Cold War
Genus Lazy Evaluation LISPs
String and List Processing
Lazy Evaluation LISPs
Lambda caculus
Lazy Evaluation LISPs/1985
Lambda caculus/1985
Lazy Evaluation LISPs/United States
LISPs/United States
Lambda caculus/United States
String and List Processing
String and List Processing/1985
String and List Processing/us


Data parallel TM LISP 

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Country: United States
Designed 1985
Published: 1986
Genus: Lazy Evaluation LISPs
Sammet category: String and List Processing

Pronounced StarLISP, and often written that way to avoid getting every word in a daatabase that ends with LISP in a globbing search!

A data-parallel extension of Common LISP for the Connection Machine, uses 'pvars'.

Develpoed by Cliff Lasser, Jeff Mincy, J.P. Massar, Thinking Machines Corp, after ideas in the Hillis thesis

Related languages
LISP 1.5 *LISP   Extension of
Paris *LISP   Targetting
*LISP StarLISP   Alias
*LISP StarLogo   Patterned after
*LISP STARSIM   Simulator for

  • Hilils (1985) Hilils, W Daniel "The Connection Machine" The MIT Press,Cambridge MA 1985
  • Lasser and Omohundro (1986) Lasser, Clifford; Omohundro, Stephen M. "The Essential *LISP Manual", Thinking Machines Corporation, 1986
  • Lasser et al (1988) Lasser, C; Massar, JP; Mincy, J; Dayton, L "Starlisp Reference Manual" Thinking Machines Corporation, 1988
  • Marshall and Meeden (1989) Marshall, Jim and Meeden, Lisa "Technical Report: Learning with a Sparse Distributed Memory" Computer Science Department Indiana University Bloomington Indiana May 1989 Abstract
  • Schauble (1993) Schauble, C. J. C. "The Connection Machine CM: An Introduction" High Performance Scientific Computing University of Colorado at Boulder September 1993 Extract: CM Languages Extract: PARIS operations
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