Computing with text-graphic forms

@inproceedings{Lakin1980ComputingWT,
  title={Computing with text-graphic forms},
  author={Fred Lakin},
  year={1980}
}
Computing with text-graphic forms occurs when text-graphic patterns are used to direct the processing of other text-graphic patterns. The PAM graphics system was designed for just this kind of computation; PAM stands for PAttern Manipulating—PAM is a generalization of LISP (McCarthy [0]) from computing with (textual) symbolic expressions to computing with text-graphic forms. Like LISP, PAM acheives processing power by providing atomic objects, means of structuring them into complex objects and… CONTINUE READING