ByteLisp and its Alto implementation

  title={ByteLisp and its Alto implementation},
  author={L. P. Deutsch},
  booktitle={LISP Conference},
  • L. P. Deutsch
  • Published in LISP Conference 1980
  • Computer Science
  • This paper describes in detail the most interesting aspects of ByteLisp, a transportable Lisp system architecture which implements the Interlisp dialect of Lisp, and its first implementation, on a microprogrammed minicomputer called the Alto. Two forthcoming related papers will deal with general questions of Lisp machine and system architecture, and detailed measurements of the Alto ByteLisp system described here. A highly condensed summary of the series was published at MICRO-11 in November… CONTINUE READING

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