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Language peer sets for V2:
United States
United States/1958
Designed 1958
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Strict evaluation LISPs
String and List Processing
Strict evaluation LISPs
Lambda caculus
Strict evaluation LISPs/1958
Lambda caculus/1958
Strict evaluation LISPs/United States
LISPs/United States
Lambda caculus/United States
String and List Processing
String and List Processing/1958
String and List Processing/us


Volume 2 language from IAL work rejections 

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Country: United States
Designed 1958
Published: 1958
Genus: Strict evaluation LISPs
Sammet category: String and List Processing

for Volume 2 Language - McCarthy's proposal's for various conditional, functional and s-expressional features for the IAL were put into a secnod volume report, as a minority report. This Volume was also rejected by the GAMM in Zurich, and McCarthy began work on the language while teaching in the MIT courses in 1958

Related languages
IAL V2   left over from Based on
V2 ALGOL X   Influence
V2 LISP   Evolution of

  • [ACM] (1958) Ad Hoc Committee on Languages of the Association for Computing Machinery: Proposal for a Programming Language (IAL 1958), Manuscript, ACM, May 1958
  • McCarthy, J (1958) McCarthy, J "Some Proposals for the Volume 2 (V2) language" internal IAL memo 1958 Abstract
  • McCarthy, J. (1958) McCarthy, J. "An Algebraic Language for the Manipulation of Symbolic Expressions" MIT AI Lab., AI Memo No. 1, Cambridge Sept. 1958.
  • McCarthy, J. (1958) McCarthy, J. "Symbol Manipulating Language - Revisions of the Language" MIT AI Lab., AI Memo No. 3, Cambridge October 1958
  • McCarthy, J. (1958) McCarthy, J. "Symbol Manipulating Language - Revisions of the Language" MIT AI Lab., AI Memo No. 4, Cambridge October 1958.
  • (1996) Early LISP History (1956-1959) by Herbert Stoyan University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Lehrstuhl für Künstiche Intelligenz Am Weichselgarten 7, D-91058 Erlangen Germany html transcription
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