LISt Processing language is a family of programming languages, programs and data in which are represented by linear lists of symbols. This is one of the oldest used to this day high-level programming languages, as well as the first of the extant languages to use automatic memory management.

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First released 1958
Developed by John McCarthy
Open-source Yes

Interesting facts

Lisp is considered the second oldest high-level programming language after Fortran that is used nowadays.


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