The teacher and class discusses the student's questions about LISP
in preparation for the lab work.
a. One of the oldest programming languages was designed as a functional
programming language. Name the language.
b. Give an example of the kind of problem this language was designed to
c. Give some examples of the data this language was designed to process.
d. Draw a diagram of a piece of RAM that stores one of your examples.
e. Draw a UML class diagram of the data structures used in implementations of
a. Give a list of no more than 5 questions that are frequently asked by C++
programmers when they are starting to learn LISP for the first time.
b. Give good answers to each of these questions.
A friend of yours needs to learn LISP quickly and sent you EMail requesting
help. Write a reply explaining what they need to know ( less than 1K words!
A friend of yours needs to learn LISP and has sent you EMail requesting
help. Write a reply giving examples they should try out during their first
meeting with LISP. Tell them what to type in, and what output they will get.
How have you helped people learn your new language? Have you given lots of
examples of real code in the LRM? What examples can you use in your
presentation at the end of the quarter?